Joshua Weighs in at 250 Pounds; Klitschko Weighs 240¼ Pounds

By Keith Idec

Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko arrived at the scale looking chiseled Friday afternoon in London.

The 6-feet-6 Joshua weighed in at 250 pounds for their heavyweight title fight Saturday at a sold-out Wembley Stadium in London. Ukraine’s Klitschko, also 6-feet-6, was a little lighter than usual and weighed about 10 pounds less than Joshua. He weighed in at 240¼ pounds.

Klitschko weighed in at 245¾ pounds for his last fight and hasn’t weighed in as low as he did Friday since he was 240¼ pounds for his stoppage of Uzbekistan’s Ruslan Chagaev in June 2009.

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The 27-year-old Joshua (18-0, 18 KOs) is in great shape, but his weight Friday was the highest since he turned pro in October 2013. Joshua, a 2012 Olympic gold medalist from Watford, England, weighed 249 pounds for his last fight, a third-round stoppage of American Eric Molina on December 10 at O2 Arena in London.

The unbeaten IBF heavyweight champion is slightly more than a 2-1 favorite over Klitschko (64-4, 53 KOs).

The 41-year-old Klitschko hasn’t fought since England’s Tyson Fury upset him by unanimous decision in a 12-round fight 17 months ago to take Klitschko’s IBF, IBO, WBA and WBO championships. Klitschko, who had won 22 straight fights and made 18 consecutive title defenses before Fury (25-0, 18 KOs) beat him, was a 4-1 favorite entering their November 2015 fight in Dusseldorf, Germany.

A record crowd of approximately 90,000 is expected to attend the scheduled 12-round bout between Joshua and Klitschko on Saturday for the IBF, IBO and WBA heavyweight titles.

Sky Sports Box Office will televise Joshua-Klitschko on pay-per-view in the United Kingdom.

Showtime will air Joshua-Klitschko live in the United States, beginning at 4:15 p.m. ET/1:15 p.m. PT. HBO will replay the fight at 11 p.m. ET/PT.

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by robbyheartbaby on 05-01-2017

[QUOTE=Kim Jong-Un;17625295]Okay, post your body pic... because obviously where you're from 9/10 people look like Anthony Joshua, lmfao! There is a whole forum discussion on where they're debating on the likelihood of Aj using, this is from people who…

Comment by SplitSecond on 04-30-2017

[QUOTE=The plunger man;17626077]Steroids dont make your neck bigger and joshuas is almost twice the size...and klitchcko is 14 years older as well....absolute waffle[/QUOTE] What are you talking about? And waffle? And ofcourse juice makes your neck bigger.

Comment by williefroth on 04-29-2017

[QUOTE=Billycostigan;17625261]You're a moron. There's nothing "paper" about a champ who fought virtually every contender and even unified belts with other champs.. It's not his fault the division was not as glamorous as those of past years. Like it or not,…

Comment by Idgogay4AJ on 04-29-2017

[QUOTE=!! Shawn;17625766]You are absolutely right, its a combination of the HGH and insulin. You also have to consider that Joshua would not be on NEARLY the same levels as someone bodybuilding. but the evidence is clearly there that he has…

Comment by The plunger man on 04-28-2017

[QUOTE=SplitSecond;17625165]Funny that I was just thinking that although Klitschko is probably juiced up also, he looks more natural whereas Joshua looks highly manufactured, Klitschko has visibly larger bone structure and looks lean. Joshua is on a host of gear pushing…

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