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19 JULY 2018

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Klitschko Happy To Be The Underdog Against Joshua

Despite being aged 41 Wladimir Klitschko still has the motivation to succeed and is happy to be the underdog when he challenges IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua in front of 90,000 people at Wembley Staduim in London, England on Saturday night.


Klitschko, who lost his heavyweight crown to Tyson Fury in Germany 17 months ago also says that losing his unbeaten run after 11 years has reignited his passion to succeed.



"Can you believe this? I’m actually an underdog," Klitschko told Sky Sports’ exclusive Behind The Ropes.


"I actually talk to myself sometimes and I say "Wlad, you’re an underdog. It’s great, it’s beyond motivation and I just only can win, I can’t lose, I only can win.


"Originally this phrase, I’ve heard from JF Kennedy, when the first human team went to the moon and he said this one line - failure is not an option - so you’re going to get to the moon and you’re going to come back, which happened.


"Sometimes with a lot of years of success you’re getting used to certain things in you and you’re getting maybe a little numb. It’s great that I had a little failure and failure is the key to success," he said.


"I had failure recently, I lost my titles and in a certain way it’s good because there is a lot of excitement and motivation for me.”





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