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article imageOp-Ed: Why Klitschko would prevail over Joshua on April 29 at Wembley

By Leo Reyes     Apr 17, 2017 in Sports
Longest-reigning world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko would likely regain his IBF and WBA heavyweight titles when he squares off with unbeaten IBF heavyweight titlist Anthony Joshua on April 29 at the Wembley Stadium in London, England.
Klitschko is coming off a long layoff since he lost to Tyson Fury in 2015 after a 22-fight winning streak following his third career loss to Lamon Brewster in 2004.
But the 41-year-old heavyweight king said he didn't feel bad about his loss to Fury. He admitted he wasn't mentally prepared when he faced Fury over a year ago.
"Losing feels good. I didn't show my full potential in the fight. Physically I was in one of my best shapes, but mentally I wasn't there, not present in the ring," Klitschko recalled.
“I lost but I don’t feel beaten. I lost, I didn’t do enough to win. I was thinking about it for a year, trying to get this rematch. And then when it all went downhill... [Fury pulled out, citing mental-health issues.] I don’t care about it anymore."he said.
Klitschko is confident he would beat Joshua saying he is reloaded this time.
"I’m Klitschko reloaded, and that’s what you’re going to see," he said.
Joshua is even more confident of beating Klitschko and he is going for a KO win.
"I haven't experienced losing as a professional so I can only talk about my experience in the past. But I am going for a knockout. He is harder to hit, I'm aware of that, but I know potentially there is
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