- Retired Ukrainian boxer, Wladimir Klitschko, claimed that he stored his predictions for his April 2017 bout with Anthony Joshua in an USB flash drive
-He eventually sold the USB for £160,000 (N77m)
- The former heavyweight champion said he will commit the money recovered from the sale of the USB to charity cause
Retired Ukrainian boxer, Wladimir Klitschko, has raised £160,000 (N77m) from the sale of the USB memory stick he claims contains his prediction for April's blockbuster fight against Anthony Joshua, selling also the robe he wore with the USB stitched into it.
The former WBC World heavyweight boxer revealed how he made the prediction right before the fight and how he concealed the USB inside his fight gown.
The Ukrainian was stopped in the 11th round at Wembley by Joshua, and he annouced his retirement from boxing shortly after the defeat..
Klitschko had previously declared before the fight that the only person who would ever hear his prediction would be the person who bought the robe.
The money raised by the mystery buyer at a charity event at London's Royal Horticultural Society Halls on Wednesday, December 13, will go to projects supported by the Klitschko Foundation.
The heavyweight legend revealed at the Sky Sports building at his final press conference that he was storing his masterplan on the gadget and selling it for charity.
He said: “On this stick I gave my prediction. Do not ask me after the fight what is on the stick.
“Only the person who is going to be able to open it and watch it is the person who buys this robe.”
But AJ was never impressed by the stunt and dismissed it as a marketing tool or an attempt at mind games.
Joshua said: “It's strategy, isn't it? I'm just focusing on the fight, I'm not downloading no USB and bringing that to press conferences. I didn't take it the way he wanted to express it.
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"In this sport you can't say something and get away with it, so it has to exist.
"I don't think he'll reveal who bid for it if he does give it away.
Joshua added: "It was an attempt (at a mind game).
"He's trying to make me angry, because when I'm angry I don't fight well. But he's different at it. I don't dislike him, I just want to beat him, and there's a big difference."
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