By Scott Gilfoid: In what could be a real bad omen, Wladimir Klitschko sent Anthony Joshua (15-0, 15 KOs) a Tweet today telling him to go out and kick backside in his title shot against IBF heavyweight champion Charles Martin (23-0-1, 21 KOs) on April 9 at the O2 Arena in London, UK. Wladimir was just beaten by Tyson Fury in his last fight in November of last year. It was easily the worst performance of Wladimir’s career.
If I’m Joshua, I’m not sure how I would take getting a thumb’s up Tweet from Wladimir. I mean, I’m kind of superstitious and something like that would have my spider senses going off the radar screen. I mean, the last thing that Joshua needs is to have Wladimir slapping him on the back and telling him to get Martin.
Martin is a very talented fighter and I don’t think he’s going to lose because he’s got the style and the size to defeat Joshua. It’s just a bad style match-up for Joshua, and I think his promoter Eddie Hearn royally blew it in deciding to let his golden goose take this dangerous fight.