ANTHONY JOSHUA v Wladimir Klitschko was announced immediately after the IBF heavyweight champion dismantled the overmatched Eric Molina in the third round inside the Manchester Arena. The pair will contest Joshua’s belt and the vacant WBA title at Wembley Stadium on April 29 in what is set to be one of the biggest fights staged on British soil in boxing history.
Klitschko was originally in negotiations to be Joshua’s opponent instead of Molina, until the Ukrainian’s team decided the contest should wait until 2017.
“First of all, congratulations to you, champ. ‘AJ’ you’ve got it. I was watching ‘AJ’ in 2012 in London when he won the gold medal,” Klitschko said after being called into the ring following Joshua’s win.