AJ looking to make the 'step up'

09 April 2017 09:25:17 EST

Anthony Joshua sees his upcoming bout with Wladimir Klitschko as an opportunity to make another "step up" in his boxing career.

The 27-year-old current IBF heavyweight champion will put his title and unbeaten record on the line against the 41-year-old Ukrainian former WBA, IBF, IBO aand WBO champion in front of 90,000 fight fans at Wembley Stadium on 29th April with the vacant WBA 'Super' belt also up for grabs.

Now, I'm here, let's get it on. Everyone has to step up in their career and I am just doing mine now, whether it was against Klitschko or any of the other champions.

Anthony Joshua

Joshua has won all 18 of his professional fights via a stoppage and has never gone beyond the seventh round in any of his bouts to date.

However, the Watford man is under no illusions that two-time world champion Klitschko will provide his sternest test.

"When we've been training, we've always been training for fights like this. Even when I was fighting people who were not as talented or experienced as Klitschko, we were always training as if I was fighting better opponents," Joshua told Sky Sports News HQ.

"Now, I'm here, let's get it on. Everyone has to step up in their career and I am just doing mine now, whether it was against Klitschko or any of the other champions.

"It doesn't matter if there are 90,000 people, 9,000 people or 900 people, as long as I win that's the main thing and it is history making.

"Three and a bit years as a pro and I am making history, so I am happy about that side of things."

Joshua is 1/2 to win the fight, while Klitschko can be backed at 9/5.

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