Former coach of ex-world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko Jonathon Banks shared his memories of his ward’s fight against reigning WBA, WBO and IBF title holder Anthony Joshua.
According to Banks, he urged the ward to go for the finishing move when Vladimir managed to knock down Joshua in the sixth round. However, Klitschko decided not to risk it, hoping that further Joshua will get even more tired. However, in the end, the Briton recovered and won by TKO in the 11th round.
“I shouted to Vladimir:” Finish him, finish him, finish off, finish off, finish off, finish off! He probably regrets not finishing Joshua. But at the same time, given how long his career has been, the fact that Vladimir completed it on his feet and not on his back is also impressive, “Jonathon Banks said on The Doctor Uz Podcast.
We will remind, Banks also said that fans underestimate the mental resilience of Klitschko.