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The 41-year-old is attempting to become the first man ever to beat Joshua as he attempts to regain the IBF and WTA world titles that he lost when he was outpointed by Tyson Fury in November 2015

The 27-year-old’s IBF heavyweight title will be on the line, as well as the vacant IBO and WBA Super crowns, when the two men lock horns at Wembley Stadium on April 29 in front of a record crowd

The Ukrainian has 53 stoppage wins in his 68 fights, including five in his last eight, a statistic which he claims proves that, despite being 41 when the Joshua clash takes place at Wembley, he is getting better with age

Klitschko’s career has been on hold since losing his IBF, WBA, IBO and WBO belts in a surprising defeat to Tyson Fury in November 2015. Two attempts at a rematch failed because of Fury’s personal problems, leaving the 40-year-old Klitschko in limbo after nearly a decade ruling the heavyweight division

The 27-year-old will take on the former world champion at Wembley Stadium in April 2017 in a fight already estimated to be worth a staggering £42 million, with close to two million people – including 90,000 inside the famous ground – expected to watch on

The 27-year-old will make well over £6.5 million for his third title defence against the 40-year-old in April, with huge projected pay-per-view numbers and the event expected to break the Wembley attendance record

Joshua, 27, has recently begun working full-time again with McCracken, who trained him as an amateur, helping him win Olympic gold at London 2012

The pair have long been tipped to face each other during Joshua’s rise up through the heavyweight ranks, and Hearn made the announcement after the Brit’s third-round stoppage of Eric Molina at Manchester Arena

The challenger was a little more positive in the second, but Joshua patiently took his time and caught Molina with a good left hook towards the end of another tentative round

Should he prevail, Joshua will be set to face former world champion Wladimir Klitschko in a 2017 mega-fight and he must therefore ensure nothing upsets those plans against American Molina