Wladimir Klitschko has revealed that he may be tempted to travel to London on December 12 to sit ringside for Anthony Joshua vs Dillian Whyte.
Klitschko was speaking to Sky Sports after he arrived in London for his own press conference duties ahead of his bout with Tyson Fury on October 24, but couldn’t help but look further ahead.
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The 39-year-old has made no secret of his admiration for Joshua, and has tipped him to have a bright future after initially watching him win gold at the 2012 Olympics.
However, the Ukrainian star has also spent time with Whyte in previous training camps, and insisted that he likes both men but undoubtedly has more of an understanding with Joshua’s qualities both in and out of the ring.
While Klitschko is deep in training camp for his own heavyweight fight next month, Joshua and Whyte have long been on a collision course after the latter remains the only man to defeat AJ after the pair clashed during their amateur days.
Klitschko reiterated that he hopes both men remain professional during the build-up and in the ring, as there is a genuine dislike between the duo which has already threatened to boil over.
Nevertheless, the current heavyweight king believes that the bout is great for boxing as it has generated significant interest with tickets for the O2 selling out within hours, and he will hope to still be a champion himself when he travels to London in December to see how it plays out.