Browsing: Wladimir Klitschko

Addressing the media for the final time before Saturday’s bout in Los Angeles, the pair exchanged insults as a melee broke out between their respective teams, with Fury removing his shirt before security stepped in to manage the situation.

Deontay Wilder will be offered two fights with Anthony Joshua, but promoter Eddie Hearn refused to rule out Wladimir Klitschko with a ‘wild card in play’ for a Wembley title defence.

Anthony Joshua has outlined his game-plan to beat Alexander Povetkin, saying he needs to “bully” the Russian and swamp him with punches if he is to get through a major threat to his titles at Wembley on Saturday.

The former world heavyweight champion marked his return to the sport with a one-sided stoppage win over Seferi, who retired on his stool after the fourth round.

Fury’s accompanying battles with mental illness have been well-documented, but after losing seven stones in weight he is targeting a climb that will ultimately lead to Anthony Joshua.

The Ukrainian heavyweight legend showed the media a USB stick at his pre-fight conference in April 2017, claiming it included his prediction for the hugely-anticipated bout.

Haye pulled out of two 2013 bouts with Fury due to a shoulder injury that eventually forced him out of the ring for three and a half years.

The New Zealander says too much focus was put on Joshua’s victory over the former heavyweight king in the final press conference for Saturday’s fight, live on Sky Sports Box Office, with AJ’s trainer Rob McCracken suggesting that Klitschko was a tougher proposition than Parker.

Fury has not fought since dethroning unified world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko in Dusseldorf in November 2015 due to a lengthy saga with UKAD and acknowledging issues with mental health

Fury has been back in the gym in recent months, however, ahead of a proposed comeback in 2018. And the 29-year-old wants to jump straight in at the deep end and face the WBA and IBF king, Joshua.