Be Wary Of 'Dangerous' Wilder, Klitschko Tells Joshua

Ruben Hill
April 16, 2018

Terry Flanagan will fight Maurice Hooker for the vacant WBO light-welterweight title on the same bill as Tyson Fury's comeback at the Manchester Arena on June 9.

However, having faced both men during his distinguished career, Klitschko is in no doubt over the outcome of a potential all-English showdown. He was like, 'Fury's been calling me.'"

"And then he text Josh and said, 'look, just sign now, let's do it. Let me have these four fights and then sign now for 50-50.'"
Technically, size-wise, weight-wise, power-wise.

'The other guy [Fury], like a fart in the wind it is there and it is gone.

The last man to come close to beating Joshua was Wladimir Klitschko, who remains the only fighter ever to drop AJ in a professional fight.

Joshua, meanwhile, has his eyes set on WBC champion Deontay Wilder and wants to challenge the American in a contest that will decide the first undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis in the early 2000s before even considering Fury as an opponent.

'In the history of boxing there are a lot of examples of this kind of guy. This week we submitted an offer of more than five times (Wilder's) highest purse and we will continue dialogue over the next couple of weeks'.

"I wish Tyson well but I think there is a lack of discipline there, and discipline is more important than motivation".

'Drawing from my experience I would say it is going to be very hard for Tyson because there's that lack of discipline'.

On Wilder, Klitschko said, "It would be a unsafe fight for Joshua", Klitschko said.

"Due to his weight, he is extremely fast".

Negotiations are at a key stage with Wilder's camp claiming they rejected an £8.8million offer from Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn. I'm looking for the likes of Mikey Garcia after I win.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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