Opinion | Dec 12 2016

Five things we learned from the weekend ft. Anthony Joshua, Wladimir Klitschko & Dereck Chisora

Anthony Joshua, Wladimir Klitschko, Dereck Chisora and Dillian Whyte all feature
Anthony Joshua
anthony joshua  |  Paul Macleod

Anthony Joshua is stepping up

‘When is Anthony Joshua going to be really tested?’ It’s a question many boxing fans have asked themselves, and others, over the course of the IBF heavyweight champion’s meteroic rise, but we now have a definitive answer: April 29, 2017. At Wembley Stadium Joshua will defend his title and contest the vacant WBA belt against former division leader and all-time great Wladimir Klitschko. It is a megafight that looks set to smash British boxing attendance and revenue records. Though he is a pre-fight favourite, Joshua will need to bring his best in order to beat Klitschko. In fact, it’s the first time in the Londoner’s career that the conclusion of one of his fights is not foregone. It’s a fascinating clash and the winner will be the best heavyweight on the planet while Tyson Fury continues to recover from his personal issues.

Dillian Whyte and Dereck Chisora proved us all wrong