Anthony Joshua has warned Wladimir Klitschko that all respect will fly out the window when the bell rings come April 29.
Joshua will be putting his IBF belt on the line and the vacant WBA ‘super’ belt will be up for grabs when they box on Saturday.
There has been mutual respect between both heavyweights in the buildup to the much anticipated fight, but the British boxer says that will be ignored on Saturday.
“Trust me, when leather starts landing on your jaw that respect goes out the window,” Joshua told Sky Sports News HQ, as the two heavyweights showcased their skills at a public workout at Wembley Arena.
“It is a fight. The best man wins. That is what it comes down to. This is what we do. Wladimir has been doing it for so many years and I have been doing it for so many years.
“I have met opponents that I don’t like and I have met some opponents that I do like but at the end of the day the destination and the goal has always been the same and that is winning.”
“Victory is written all over me right now because I feel great,” Joshua added, as Klitschko watched him intently from a seat at ringside.
“I feel positive, I feel confident and that is all that matters.”