Joshua Bans Mum From Watching Fight Against Klitschko

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Former World heavyweight boxer, Lennox Lewis feels Anthony Joshua has picked the flawless time to take on Wladimir Klitschko ahead of Sunday's heavyweight bout at Wembley.

Joshua also barred her from watching the fight on TV, stating she will be informed of the outcome via a telephone call.

Anthony Joshua vs. Wladimir Klitschko airs live from London's Wembley Stadium on Showtime at 4:15 PM ET/1:15 PM PT, with HBO broadcasting the same-day replay at 11 PM ET/PT.

Responding to Fury labelling him a "Poor man's Frank Bruno", Joshua said "Shut up and give me a date when you'll be back (in the ring)".

"She is confident enough in me to watch, but I would rather she not be there".

Victory would establish him as the world's leading heavyweight and therefore in a position where he could become one of the sport's richest fighters, further diminishing any lure Vegas - long considered the world's fight capital - may have had.

Joshua works on his punching power at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield last week
Joshua works on his punching power at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield last week

'She enjoys it all, though, and she gets a few freebies'. I can't box the way Fury boxed and expect it to be as simple as that for me.

"With Joshua he got the height, he got the power and in the heavyweight division you don't need skills".

"Everything, his future depends on him, and that's why if Joshua loses the fight, he has a lot of space, because of his age".

The intention of the British and the Colombian is the same, to gain the right to fight against the current champion of the body, the Venezuelan Jorge Linares.

"I see Klitschko boxing and moving so AJ is going to have to go hunting for the first six rounds, if it goes to six rounds".

"If I just do it myself it's not as big. You have to beat several big-name fighters", De La Hoya insisted.

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