Can Joshua Beat Klitschko?

Can Joshua Beat Klitschko?

by | Jan 21, 2017 | Blog, Boxing

Anthony Joshua will face Wladimir Klitschko in a much-anticipated heavyweight showdown on April 29th at Wembley Stadium. But can Joshua beat Klitschko? This clash of the Titans will go a long way to determining the greatest heavyweight in the world. Safe to say it’s the most eagerly awaited heavyweight clash since Klitschko’s defeat by Tyson Fury – and arguably since Lennox Lewis fought Klitschko’s brother Vitali in 2003. Ticket sales set new record for Wembley This super fight has already broken box office records, with more than 80,000 tickets sold and an extension to Wembley’s original capacity in the offing. The second batch of tickets sold out in less than an hour, and total sales have now beaten the record set by Carl Froch’s rematch against George Groves in 2014. Promoter Eddie Hearn said: “The demand for tickets for Joshua vs Klitschko is phenomenal – this is unquestionably the biggest fight in British boxing history and we would have sold out Wembley twice over.” He would say that. But this time he might actually be right. So, as the fight creeps closer, the question on everyone’s lips is can Joshua beat Klitschko? Joshua: a young unbeaten hero   The 27-year-old Brit has certainly got a lot going for him. At 6ft 6in and with a reach of 82 inches, he cuts a formidable figure. After winning super heavyweight gold at the London 2012 Olympics, Joshua turned pro in 2013. Since then he remains unbeaten after 18 fights, with a 100% knockout rate. With an average of 2.44 rounds per fight, no one’s even come close to taking him the...
Canelo Alvarez vs Amir Khan: Can Khan cause an upset?

Canelo Alvarez vs Amir Khan: Can Khan cause an upset?

Canelo vs Khan was made official last month, and the announcement of what looks set to be one of the biggest fights of the year shook the boxing world. The fight, set to take place at the relatively new T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas on May 7, caught a lot of fans off-guard as Canelo is a middleweight champion while Khan is a former welterweight champ. Seems like a mismatch, right? Also, just days before the fight was announced there were ever-growing reports of Khan fighting the undefeated Kell Brook in an all-English clash this summer. Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez – will the Mexican prevail? Canelo, the current WBC Middleweight Champion, has an impressive record of 46 wins (32 KO’s) and one defeat. The one defeat on his otherwise unblemished record was against the undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr in 2013 where he lost on a unanimous points decision. Other than that sole defeat, Canelo has been a dominant force in the middleweight division in recent years, and he will be looking to continue the form he’s shown of late in defending his WBC title against Khan. The big hitting Mexican will be going into the bout with high hopes, and will feel quietly confident that he can beat the Englishman and retain his WBC title. Amir Khan – will he be the king on the night? Amir Khan has arguably been one of the biggest names in English boxing throughout the last decade and the fight against Canelo is potentially his biggest and most dangerous fight to date. His record stands at an impressive 31 wins, with 19 of those wins...