Anthony Joshua will get the best - and possibly the last - of Wladimir Klitschko in Wembley showdown, claims Carl Froch

Ben Burrows
The Independent
Froch expects Klitschko to bring his absolute best when he faces Joshua: Getty
Froch expects Klitschko to bring his absolute best when he faces Joshua: Getty

Carl Froch expects Anthony Joshua to come up against ‘the best and possibly last’ of Wladimir Klitschko.

The Ukrainian multi-time world champion hasn’t fought since losing his IBF, WBA and WBO titles to Tyson Fury in November 2015.

But Froch feels the opponent and stage – some 90,000 people at Wembley – will bring out the very best in the 41-year-old for what could be his last-ever fight.,

"We know Klitschko is an ageing fighter but with age comes wisdom and the experience he's got," he told Sky Sports.

"He's had 68 fights and he was unbeaten in 10 years as a heavyweight up until he faced Tyson Fury and that was an awkward, torrid night for him.

"He had problems in the background with his wife [Hayden Panettiere] going through post-natal depression and it wasn't publicised much but if he had something else on his mind, wasn't switched on and on top of that had someone like Tyson Fury goading him, smiling and doing his weird dance for 12 rounds, he just couldn't get going.

"We may just see the best - and last - of Wladimir Klitschhko.

"It's at Wembley Stadium and if he is thinking this is my final fight on this stage - with 90,000 not 80,000 - and if he thinks to himself this is it for me, my exit card, my final fight you know he is going to turn up."

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