Ricky Hatton Commentating On Anthony Joshua Vs Wladimir Klitschko Is Gold

Everyone remembers where they were when Anthony Joshua defeated Wladimir Klitschko.

The Watford-born fighter beat the Ukrainian veteran in April last year to add the WBA (Super) and IBO heavyweight belts to his IBF title, in a boxing match that has labelled as one of the best of the decade. It's an event that will surely go down in history as a classic.

At the it took the 28-year-old's undefeated streak of 19-0 and cemented him as arguably the best heavyweight in the world at the moment in a fight that has to be described as a slobberknocker.

Two warriors after a classic fight. Image: PA Images
Two warriors after a classic fight. Image: PA Images

Surely, there's no way the match could've become much better, especially as, just this week, Sky Sports won the Royal Television Society award for their coverage of the event.

Step in boxing legend Ricky Hatton.

Footage has emerged of the former boxer commentating on the 11th round of the now infamous Joshua v Klitschko fight at a Sky Sports quiz.

Carl Froch can be seen in the video, joining in with the howls of laughter around the room, as Hatton does his best effort in commentating:

In fairness, it's a pretty decent job: Hatton speaks loudly and enthusiastically. However, traditionally, you would probably not hear broadcasters, shout, "oh, he's almost taken his f**king head off." - but we love it all the same.

Stockport-born Hatton should really try his hand at commentating for a living, because, despite Sky Sports' award, we know who we'd rather have commentating on future matches.

Since the now infamous fight Joshua was meant to face the Ukrainian a second time in Las Vegas before the former heavyweight champion decided that he would call it a day and hang up his gloves.

One man will be left with four belts, one with none. Image: PA Images
One man will be left with four belts, one with none. Image: PA Images

The former Olympic champion was then supposed to take on Kubrat Pulev but he pulled out at the last minute leaving Joshua to fight Carlos Takam in his first defence since become a multiple world champion.

After seeing off Takam in Cardiff back in October AJ will return to the Welsh capital at the end of this month to face Joseph Parker as he attempts to add another world title to his growing collection.

Words by Jacque Talbot

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