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Wladimir Praise for Anthony Joshua

The promotion of the huge fight, on 29th April, between Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko continues at a pace.

But its unlike any other promotion the heavyweight scene has witnessed for man-a-year.

So far there has been no trading of insults, no almost coming to blows during staged interviews, just smiles and an exchange of admiration between two warriors of the ring.

As the build-up continues, Wladimir has taken time out to praise his opponent, remarking,

It is great for boxing that this event is going to be promoted the way it is, without any abuse verbal, physical or any other shape of it. A lack of abuse is something I havent experienced often.

Not all of my previous opponents were bad but the majority were in certain ways provocative.

Ive heard the suggestion many times that David Haye and Tyson Fury got under my skin.

I just recently heard its all about a mental game but Im not playing mental games. Im serious with what Im doing.

There are no mental games from me. Maybe it is something you can use in a way, but it is not going to work on my skin. It is too thick.

That is why I dont play games and am straight forward.

People trying to get under my skin are concentrating on the wrong things and are getting themselves twisted - just look what has happened to Fury.


Some good points made there and, in a way, its a throwback to how the sport used to be, long may it last.


The Journalist

Writer: Kid Glove Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday February 20 2017

Time: 6:33PM

 

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