Anthony Joshua's life story told in short film ahead of Wladimir Klitschko heavyweight title fight

SAM LONG

Anthony Joshua needs no introduction.

The heavyweight fighter has enjoyed a meteoric rise through the professional ranks and faces a defining bout against Wladimir Klitschko later this month.

But it hasn't always been plain sailing for the IBF champion.

Joshua's life story has been depicted in a short film which charters his path from humble beginnings in Watford all the way to an impending appearance in front of a 90,000 sell-out crowd at Wembley.

Joshua, who stars in the film alongside mother Yeta, said: “I’m not usually one to look back but I liked the concept for the short film.

"It has been a real journey from growing up in Watford to fighting at Wembley Stadium.

"Everything in between; all the things I have done and all the people that have supported me, have made me who I am today and this film illustrates that.

"I am excited to share my journey with my fans and I hope that it inspires the hunger in others.”

The film will be broadcast before Joshua enters the ring next weekend and is sure to get pulses racing as the British fighter prepares to do battle with Klitschko.

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