The unbeaten 27-year-old will face the Ukrainian in the middle of the ring on Saturday night at Wembley Stadium for the IBF, WBA and IBO belts
ANTHONY JOSHUA has banned his mum from Wembley for his clash with Wladimir Klitschko.
The 27-year-old has told his mum she isn’t allowed at Wembley for his Saturday night heavyweight battle with the legendary Ukrainian.
Joshua has also requested that his mum, Yeta Odusanya, doesn’t watch it on TV.
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However the IBF heavyweight champion’s father will be at the fight.
He told Sky Sports: “My old man will be there but I don’t really let my mum come to my fights.
“I’ve banned her. It’s not a place where you want to see your kid, I don’t think, at a fight. My dad can watch it, but not my mum.
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“I would rather she not be there. One of my cousins will call her after the fight. She enjoys it all, though, and she gets a few freebies.”
IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko will finally come face to face this Saturday at Wembley, in front of 90,000 boxing fans, with the vacant WBA and IBO belts are up for grabs.
Klitschko lost his last fight to Tyson Fury – the 41-year-old’s first loss in over ten years.
Joshua won’t be taking much from that fight though, as he see himself and Fury as completely different fighters.
The 2012 Olympic champion said: “I haven’t watched the Fury fight much. Fury is completely different to me.
“I can’t box the way Fury boxed and expect it to be as simple as that for me. I just look at little parts of it, not the whole thing.
“Klitschko just didn’t show up in that fight. A lot of great fighters have made mistakes and come back, so I’m expecting the best Klitschko.
“I’m just worried about what I can do. Everyone is different when you fight them. I’m going to worry about myself and how I’m feeling.”