Former three-weight world champion Duke McKenzie believes Anthony Joshua will easily overcome Wladimir Klitschko.
The IBF heavyweight belt and vacant WBA ‘super’ title are both on the line when the pair face each other at the Wembley Stadium on April 29.
And McKenzie is confident the undefeated Joshua will comfortably beat Klitschko at Wembley.
“Joshua is the real deal,” McKenzie told Sky Sports.
“I expect him to beat Wladimir Klitschko quite tidily and quite handily inside the distance, but even if it’s on points it makes no difference.
“Joshua is the future of the sport. Klitschko has had his day, he’s past 40 years of age now and boxing is a young man’s sport.
“Joshua is in the right place at the right time and is the face of not just British boxing, but world boxing, for the next decade to come.
“He knows, and believe you me Klitschko knows, who the real champion or who the real winner is going to be in this fight.
“Klitschko is coming to the end of his career and he’s looking for the biggest payday he can get. That wouldn’t be in America. That is right here in England against Anthony Joshua at Wembley Stadium.”