Klitschko wants Joshua fight March or April next year

Wladimir Klitschko confirmed he wants to fight IBF world champion Anthony Joshua early next year, saying he has a ‘couple of big, spectacular fights’ in him even though he is getting on in age.

The 40-year-old Ukrainian was lined to fight Joshua on 10 December but had to postpone because he picked up an injury in training.

Boasting an impressive record of 64 wins, 53 via knockout, and just four defeats, Klitschko says he not yet thought about retiring.

Speaking to German newspaper Bild, Klitschko said: “I’ve never thought about stopping, not once, after the defeat and losing my belts.

“As long as I can perform in the ring, am fit and motivated, I’ll keep going.

“I want to box in March or April against IBF world champion Anthony Joshua. That’ll be the biggest heavyweight fight for years and hopefully it’ll be for three titles.

“There will be a couple of big, spectacular fights with me in the ring.”

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