Date: 27th October 2017 at 11:19am
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When Anthony Joshua stopped Wladimir Klitschko, at Wembley Stadium, back in April, he cemented his status as the heavyweight champion of the world.

Of course, Joseph Parker and Deontay Wilder might insist that accolade belongs to them, but that night in front of 90,000 paying spectators, Joshua made that step up that differs him from the rest, it was indeed a defining fight.

Ahead of his clash with Carlos Takem, at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff this Saturday night, AJ has spoken about that step up he made that night.

Remarking to the media, ahead of the Takem fight, AJ has remarked,

‘I became a champion because of what I went through with Klitschko.

‘Those type of fights have championship status written all over them.’

Continuing, AJ talks about his winning the title and his previous defences, further adding about feeling a champion now, following the Klitschko fight,

‘Now I do. Not in a big-time way. Even though I trained for Charles Martin, the fight looked too easy.

‘What we went through with Klitschko represents what a champion is.

‘Rob McCracken has never trained me to take a battering. But in that ring, in a time like that, there is nowhere to hide. It comes down to who you are at that moment.’

And AJ proved he was, and still is, a true heavyweight champion.

Let?s hope his reign continues this Saturday evening.