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Joshua spars Klitschko, looks slight compared to huge champion (photo)

Phil Jay 19/08/2014

Anthony Joshua was pictured in Austria this week as the 2012 Olympic gold medallist spent time training with undisputed heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko.

The undefeated 24 year-old, who has won all seven of his pro fights within two rounds, is used to towering over his opponents since entering the paid ranks, although this time seemed to well and truly meet his match.

Klitschko, 38, made Joshua look slight in comparison to himself as the two posed for a photo sent to World Boxing News by Matchroom Boxing as the formidable Ukrainian prepares to face number one challenger Kubrat Pulev.

A clash between the pair looks a million miles away at the moment as Joshua tip-toes his way through the heavyweight ranks and Klitschko winds down his career into a possible retirement in the next couple of years.

In the meantime, ‘Dr. Steelhammer’ makes yet another defence of his belt collection against the Bulgarian on September 6 in Hamburg, Germany as he continues his vice-like stranglehold on the division.

Londoner Joshua, on the other hand, is scheduled to fight a week later in Manchester before a touted clash with two-time Prizefighter champion Michael Sprott on October 11.

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