News | Oct 26 2017

Anthony Joshua reveals what the Wladimir Klitschko victory taught him

Anthony Joshua moves towards Carlos Takam with lessons banked
Anthony Joshua
Anthony Joshua & Carlos Takam Press Conference  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

ANTHONY JOSHUA insists he still has the challenger mentality as he enters his fifth world title fight against Carlos Takam at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium on Saturday night.

Inside a very British-looking theatre at the Cardiff Museum – velvet red chairs, Victorian-style carpentry and high windows – Anthony Joshua was typically elegant and charming in his pre-fight approach to business at the final press conference.

“It’s an honour to defend these belts,” said the WBA and IBF heavyweight champion at today’s final press conference. “But I’m a challenger in my mind, it’s not like I’m here saying I’m the big ‘I am’. My feet are on the ground and I keep on grinding.”