Anthony Joshua confident fight with Wladimir Klitschko will happen

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Anthony Joshua has said a world title fight between him and Wladimir Klitschko “will get people’s hairs off their skin” and remains optimistic it will happen.

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On Wednesday, promoter Eddie Hearn claimed he was ’70 per cent sure’ he can set up a bout between the two boxers.

Joshua won the IBF world heavyweight title holder against Charles Martin in April and successfully defended it against Dominic Breazeale in June.

He told Sky Sports News HQ: “It would be amazing for boxing in general, for British boxing, for the people that have wanted to see a general step up in class.

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“It’s an interesting fight. It’s definitely one people have got interested in just by mentioning it. It ticks all the boxes for me at this present time. I think there’s a few fights the world of boxing wants.

“A heavyweight fight with a former champion and a current champion is a fight that definitely ticks that box that will get people’s hairs off their skin.

“There’s a lot of stuff going on behind the scenes. We’re dealing with a legendary sportsman in Klitschko and a current champion so there’s egos on the table.

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“We’ve got to put that aside and hopefully we can definitely get this deal done. Eddie does a good job and he’s a fantastic promoter.

“I’ve got to look at my team, my team are guiding me and they’ve got to be happy with everything as well.

“I’m confident Eddie’s sending over the right messages and getting the right things in place for this fight to take place.”

Both camps are looking at a date of November 26, but Hearn says it might not happen till December.

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