Wladimir Klitschko has described Anthony Joshua, as the “biggest and strongest” fighter he has faced, but insists defeat is not an option for him this weekend.
The former world heavyweight champion has arrived in London, ahead of Saturday’s night bout at Wembley Stadium.
“On Saturday night I am going to face my biggest challenger, my strongest challenge. Did you see those muscles?” the 41-year-old told Sky Sports News HQ.
“Did you see this guy, how dangerous he looks? What he’s capable of doing, knocking out everybody.
“Eighteen guys tried to conquer him, but they didn’t, and he did his job, he did it well.”
He added: “There is nothing, even considered in my mind – that I’m not going to make it.”
Klitschko will be in his 29th world title fight against IBF champion Joshua, who is 14 years younger than him.