Anthony Joshua has said that beating Wladimir Klitschko, would turn him into “an overnight legend”.
The IBF world heavyweight champion, was speaking at a press conference at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday, ahead of their fight on April 29.
“To knock him out would be the cherry on the cake, but to win whichever way, I think it’s very possible,” Joshua said.
“This is a fight that can change (me) from champion to legend overnight.
“It’s the fight that will get the masses out and draw massive attention and they’re the type of fights that can change the way that people view you in your industry.
“Right now, I am IBF champion of the world but now it’s about me beating the right people to go down in history.
“But it’s not about doing it once, it’s doing it over and over again.
“This is the start of that legendary campaign.”
Klitschko, 40, says he is “obsessed” about reclaiming his belts which he lost to Tyson Fury in 2015.
“If he (Joshua) wins this fight, I will congratulate him,” Klitschko said.
“But when I win this fight, I will help you to come back.”