WHILE Anthony Joshua will face Wladimir Klitschko in an international press conference in Cologne, Germany today, their final meeting ahead of fight week in April, the IBF heavyweight champion’s training camp has begun in earnest. Having carried out conditioning work ahead of time, he is conducting a full 12-week training camp.
“He’s just starting off,” trainer Rob McCracken tells Boxing News. “Training’s always serious, it’s just what workload you’re on and what phase you’re in. He’s in the phase of just getting himself back going, just like a general phase, doing the basics, getting everything in place for the hard work that’s to come in the next few weeks. He’ll be in shape for the contest and he’s looking forward to it.”
“He’s very disciplined and dedicated,” Rob continued. “He’s looking forward to it. He’s young, he’s fresh, he’s sharp, he’s powerful. He’s intending to defend his title and be successful.