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Joshua is ready to face Klitschko in just five months time.

David Haye backs Anthony Joshua to defeat Wladimir Klitschko in Wembley showdown

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David Haye has backed Anthony Joshua to defeat Wladimir Klitschko in next year's highly anticipated heavyweight super fight.

Haye, and indeed AJ's opponent Klitschko, were in Manchester last night to watch the 18-0 boxer defend his IBF World Heavyweight title, annihilating Eric Molina inside three rounds.

Then came the astonishing news, as Eddie Hearn announced the crunch clash would take place April 29 at Wembley.

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Speaking about the upcoming fight, Haye feels confident now was the right time for Joshua to face Klitschko.

"He [Klitschko] will have been 18 months out of the ring. It’s terrible preparation," Haye told Sky Sports Box Office.

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"The only thing I worry about is the lack of punch volume in his last fight. When he needed to throw in his last fight, the gas tank was empty. I believe this is the perfect time for AJ.

"I believe he’s too young and too fresh."

The Ukrainian's last fight was at the end of 2015, when Tyson Fury pipped Klitschko on points.

Klitschko was meant to have a rematch with The Gypsy King, but the planned fight was postponed not once, but twice.

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The first fight was cancelled due to Fury pulling out with an ankle injury, whilst the second one was because the Brit wasn't mentally fit to fight.

Sports fans across the world will be eagerly awaiting this showdown, and in front on an 80,000 Wembley crowd, who will hold their nerve?

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David Haye
Manny Pacquiao
Wladamir Klitschko
Boxing
Floyd Mayweather

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