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Anthony Joshua, Wladimir Klitschko building up to their April 29 global boxing event

Anthony Joshua, Wladimir Klitschko building up to their April 29 global boxing event

Wladimir Klitschko isn’t thinking the way many others are about his April 29 heavyweight-title unification bout against England’s Anthony Joshua.

But when the 40-year-old Ukrainian says, “It’s perfect timing,” in reference to his coming showdown at London’s Wembley Stadium against the 27-year-old Joshua (18-0, 18 knockouts), the sport nods its head affirmatively.

After Klitschko’s briefly interrupted 15-year run as champion marked the dwindling interest in what was once the most popular division in boxing, the charismatic Joshua is poised to reinvigorate not just an improving heavyweight cast but the sport itself.

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