Tony Bellew Reveals What Anthony Joshua Said To Klitschko Off Camera


Tomorrow evening 90,000 seats at Wembley Stadium will be full of spectators for the highly anticipated title fight between Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko.

Aside from the 90,000, millions elsewhere will tune in to watch the bout from over a hundred countries across the globe.

It’s been deemed the biggest fight in British boxing history and the most important fight of the past ten years – not too sure I agree with that one.


Since the fight was announced last August very few bad words have been spoken by either boxer about the other.

However just yesterday, at the final press conference before the bout, Joshua seemed to turn his microphone off for a moment before muttering something to Wlad.

Reigning cruiserweight champion, Tony Bellew, who just last month defeated David Haye in a stunning display of embarrasingly mediocre boxing, claims he knows what Joshua said.

Bellew told Sky Sports:

I’m told yesterday that he (Joshua) turned the mike off when they got head-to-head and told Klitschko: ‘I’m going to hurt you’.

That is what is going to be needed. It’s that kind of mentality that is needed, and that’s what he will show.

Anthony doesn’t talk openly, Anthony lets his fists do the talking.

Although Bellew didn’t say who he thinks will be heading home with a victory tomorrow evening, he did say that Joshua is acting incredibly calm ahead of the event whereas Klitschko is stressed.


He explained:

I believe it’s because he’s nervous, he’s feeling pressure.

Anthony is probably playing scissors, paper, rock with his friends. He doesn’t absorb what people say to him. He turns up cool, calm and collected.

Other people call it rock, paper, scissors Tony.