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Video: Anthony Joshua Talks Career, Klitschko, Mental Game

By Victor Salazar

Anthony Joshua hopes his fight with Wladimir Klitschko will help him become a household name in the United States.

The IBF world heavyweight champion will face Klitschko on April 29 in front of more than 80,000 fans at Wembley Stadium in London.

Joshua (18-0-0, 18 KOs) is already a huge draw in Britain but wants to emulate compatriots such as Lennox Lewis, Ricky Hatton, Naseem Hamed and Joe Calzaghe by building a following on the other side on the Atlantic.

There will be no shortage of options for Joshua's next fight should he see off Klitschko, but high on his wish list is American WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (37-0-0, 36 KOs).

Wilder, 31, had been due to defend the belt against Gerald Washington on Feb. 25 in Alabama, but the Pole has failed a drugs test and a new opponent is being sought.

Another potential opponent for Joshua is Cuba's Luis Ortiz, who is also promoted by Eddie Hearn's Matchroom Boxing.

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Ortiz (27-0, 23 KOs) is widely regarded as one of the top five heavyweights in the world and is being touted for fight with Jarrell Miller this spring.

The 27-year-old 2012 Olympic champion -- who defended his IBF title successfully last Saturday against American journeyman Eric Molina -- said the bout could be a life-changing experience for him

Klitschko, who will be 41 by the time the bout takes place, said he has stayed in the sport since losing his WBA, IBF, IBO and WBO belts in a surprise defeat by troubled British pugilist Tyson Fury in November 2015 expressly to regain his titles.

Johsua has never been taken the distance, conceded that while Klitschko might be on the elderly side for a boxer contesting a world title it did not make him any less dangerous.

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