Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Joshua Warned Klitschko: Finish Me or I Knock You The F*** Out!

Olympic gold medal winner Anthony Joshua (19-0, 19 KOs) went through some very dangerous waters back in April, when he stopped former division ruler Wladimir Klitschko in eleven rounds to unify the WBA, IBO, IBF heavyweight titles .

Joshua, who had Klitschko down in the fifth round, was in trouble by the end of the same round - and then he was dropped hard during the sixth. As Klitschko was attempting to finish him off, Joshua warned him to close the show or suffer the consequences.

“When I’m talking to Klitschko after he’s knocked me down, I’m just letting him know that ‘if you let me get through this next round, I’m going to knock you the f*** out’,” Joshua said, according to The Sun.

boxing

“It was just the warrior in me reassuring myself that I was still in the fight. The one thing my coach has never taught me is how to take a punch and lie down for ten seconds and get up before the count is over. He’s never come into the gym with a baseball bat and said ‘what we’re going to do is smack you around the jaw ten times and you’re going to lay on the floor and then see if you can get up’.

But Klitschko, while taking over the fight, was unable to finish off the much younger man.

Joshua would rally back, dropping Klistchko two times in the eleventh and then landing a barrage of punches to force the stoppage.

“It’s a situation where you’re in a fight or flight mode and what I learned about myself that night against Klitschko was that I have the deep down character that no-one can teach you in training," Joshua said.

“When you’re up against someone who can match you punch for punch, power for power and speed for speed, it becomes who you are and how bad you want it. That fight was everything I’d trained for, for the last eight years. Forget everything else, it was mano-a-mano. This was me and Klitschko, this was about pride. When it comes to boxing I strip everything back to reality and focus on what it really is. It’s just me and a man coming to blows. And the best man will win.”

The next opponent for Joshua, is Bulgaria's Kubrat Pulev, who is the mandatory challenger under the IBF. That contest takes place on October 28th in Cardiff.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by umop-ap!sdn on 11-13-2017

[QUOTE=LetOutTheCage;18140509]So why didnt Wilder take the fight if it was so easy? From what I understand it would be a career high-payday for him as well. If he got through Whyte then that would have built up Wilder as a…

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 10-18-2017

Quote: Originally Posted by PunchyPotorff View Post Quote: Originally Posted by PunchyPotorff View Post He'll demolish Wilder within 3. Maybe sooner. And, please, where are some urls to prove your point? I don't remember any interviews where Joshua showed any…

Comment by Squ□redCircle34 on 10-17-2017

[QUOTE=PunchyPotorff;18142322]Quote: Originally Posted by PunchyPotorff View Post He'll demolish Wilder within 3. Maybe sooner. And, please, where are some urls to prove your point? I don't remember any interviews where Joshua showed any fear of Wilder. So, you got 'duck'…

Comment by Sparked_26 on 10-17-2017

This AJ/Wilder fight is bubbling over nicely. A lot of vitriol on both sides on here. The best thing about it is one of those lads is going to get their chin taken off by the other when they lose.…

Comment by Squ□redCircle34 on 10-17-2017

[QUOTE=RussTBE;18142190]Once again,just because stiverne stopped areolla doesnt all of a sudden make him a good name on deontays resume. Hes a gatekeeper level fighter, the same klitschko you **** on would leave deontay layed out on the canvas like a…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (56)
Top Headlines Frank Warren: I Thought We Had Deal For Yarde-Monaghan DeGale: I Finally Get a Chance To Outclass Eubank, Shut Him Up Wilder Predicts Very Brutal KO of Fury: His Entire Body Will Spin! Carl Martin Defends WBA Asia Belt Against Chul Suh in Ifugao Tomoki Kameda vs. Abigail Medina Lands on Abema TV A 'Monster' Awaits Rodriguez After Victory Over Moloney Spence: I'm Now #1 at 147, Keith Thurman Must Face Me! Video: Tevin Farmer Talks Gervonta Davis Showdown Video: Sugar Ray Leonard on Pacquiao-Broner, Canelo-Andrade Katie Taylor: Amanda Serrano Doing Everything To Avoid Me Hearn: For Golovkin, The Biggest Fight is Canelo Trilogy at DAZN Video: Eddie Hearn Reacts To Canelo-Andrade, Murata's Loss Video: Brant's Promoter Reacts To Big Win Over Murata Video: Lomachenko Talks Pedraza Fight, Linares Rematch Video: Rob Brant Reacts To His Big Win Over Murata Photos: Tevin Farmer Blasts Out James Tennyson To Retain Michael Conlan: Now I Want Real Opponents - Top 10, Top 15 Hearn Erupts: Wilder Wants 60-40 For Joshua? F*** Off! Murata Admits: Brant Made Me Feel My Skills Are Limited Photos: Naoya Inoue, Emmanuel Rodriguez - Go Face To Face Photos: Katie Taylor Celebrates Big Win With Conor McGregor Farmer To Gervonta Davis: Why You Not Fighting? I Want You! Hearn: Canelo Has 11-Fight Deal, One of Them Will Be Andrade! Photos: Demetrius Andrade Proves Too Good For Kautondokwa Photos: Rob Brant Upsets The Odds, Stuns Ryota Murata Photos: Michael Conlan, Vladimir Nikitin Get Las Vegas Wins Photos: Maxim Dadashev Decisions a Game Antonio DeMarco Video: Arum Reacts To Murata's Big Loss, Pacquiao-Haymon Pact Video: Crawford's Coach Reacts To Pacquiao's 'Scared' Claim Hughie Fury: I'd Take April Date With Joshua in a Heartbeat Hearn: I Don't Want To Wait Until 12/1 For Wilder-Joshua Talks CompuBox: Rob Brant Throws 1,262 Shots at Ryota Murata Bob Arum: Congrats To Rob Brant, He Deserved The Win Andrade Drops, Dominates Kautondokwa For WBO Belt Rob Brant Shocks Ryota Murata For Title, Derails Golovkin Plans Emmanuel Rodriguez Edges Jason Moloney, Faces Inoue Next Katie Taylor Dominates Cindy Serrano, Wins All 10 Rounds Maxim Dadashev Decisions Antonio DeMarco Over Ten Yunier Dorticos Goes Twelve, Beats Tough Masternak in WBSS Tevin Farmer Knocks Out Tennyson With Body Shot In Fifth
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement