Search icon


28th Apr 2017

Anthony Joshua heavier than ever as he exchanges words with Wladimir Klitschko at weigh-ins

Both looked in incredible shape

Darragh Murphy

We’ve got a fight.

Both halves of the biggest heavyweight fight of the year have made weight and are ready to go ahead of Saturday night’s Wembley showdown.

Anthony Joshua, as was expected, came in heavier than Wladimir Klitschko at Friday afternoon’s weigh-ins.

‘AJ’ came in at 17st 12lbs ahead of the toughest task of his thrilling young career to date and looked in typically sublime condition.

At 41 years of age, though, Klitschko appeared to be in the shape of his life as he weighed in at 17st 2lbs on the eve of the tilt during which he aims to prove that there’s plenty of fight left in the old dog yet.

The Ukrainian has upped the mind games as the opening bells draws nearer, having produced a memory stick at Thursday’s press conference which, according to Klitschko, featured his prediction for the bout and would be auctioned off for charity in the wake of the contest.

Joshua’s IBF heavyweight title will be on the line in front of 90,000 fight fans this weekend, as will be the vacant WBA (Super) and IBO belts.