3Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko have revealed what happened during sparring sessions that were previously consigned to secret…

So Klitschko brought in Joshua as a sparring partner to his Austria camp, but when? And who else did he use?

Joshua: It was when he was training for Kubrat Pulev [in late 2014]. Kevin Johnson was in the camp, so was Malik Scott, Dillian Whyte, Dorsett Barnwell. Two guys I've already fought came from that camp.

Just a couple of rounds? Or was the sparring more serious?

Klitschko: We did plenty of rounds, about 20. I was going through a lot of rounds, about 115 rounds in that camp.

Klitschko hadn't lost for 10 years, at that point. His quality must have been obvious?

Joshua: He's a talented fighter with an Olympic-style boxing pedigree, which he's kept throughout the pros.

Did Joshua stand out from the other sparring partners?

Klitschko: Definitely you could feel his athleticism. He's very athletic.

What did you hope to gain from sparring the world heavyweight champion?

Joshua: Sparring, for me, I would rather they hit me so I can learn to defend. Everyone knows how to throw a punch. I was learning how defend.

Did you hit Joshua with your best shots?

Klitschko: It was not my best jab. During the sparring session, the preparation, how I do it - you have something you need to practice, so you do it. And you are adjusting it to every guy so, in 12 rounds of sparring, I'll have four guys sometimes, or five or even six guys.

How competitive was the sparring?

Joshua: It was just sparring, I wasn't trying to prove anything.

Klitschko: We were pretty competitive. We respect each other, but both competitive. There was no dominance from either of us. It was pretty equal.

Does that sparring session give you an edge on April 29?

Klitschko: We've exchanged lots of shots, so he knows what to expect and I do too.

Source: Sky Sports

 

Создание сайтов за 100 $
Детали на luxsite.org.ua

News

Написано 23 May 2017, 18.04 by Boxing News
Former WBO world cruiserweight champion Krszysztof Glowacki (26-1, 16 KOs) will return to the ring on June 24 in Gdansk, Poland. Glowacki will face Brian...

Analytics

Написано 19 May 2017, 23.13 by Boxing News
Без перевода: Boxingnews.com.ua предлагает своим читателям перевод статьи одного из лучших американских боксерских аналитиков Фрэнка Лотьерзо, посвященную...

Interviews

Написано 11 May 2017, 20.27 by Boxing News
Jacob "Stich" Duran, cutman of former heavyweight king Wladimir Klitschko, told Professional Fighters League that Wladimir Klitschko was extremely...

Photos

Написано 16 May 2017, 08.00 by Boxing News
Former two-time heavyweight champion of the world Wladimir Klitschko is spending time with his daughter Kaya-Evdokia at the Miami beach after brutal fight...
Написано 13 May 2017, 16.50 by Boxing News
James Toney 248.8 lbs vs. Michael Sheppard 237.5 lbs
Написано 07 May 2017, 11.19 by Boxing News
Геннадий Головкин и Сауль Альварес на дуэли взглядов после анонсирования своего боя, запланированного на 16...

Videos

Написано 22 May 2017, 15.25 by Boxing News
Написано 21 May 2017, 17.52 by Boxing News
Former lightweight title cchallenger Raymundo Beltran (33-7-1, 21 KOs) scored brutal second-round knockout victory in the fight against Jonathan Maicelo...
Написано 21 May 2017, 17.41 by Boxing News
Top-rising super middleweight contender David Benavidez (18-0, 17 KOs) put an exclamation point on an awesome 168-pound title eliminator bout with Rogelio...
UkrainianRussianEnglish (United Kingdom)