Anthony Joshua: 'Tyson Fury where you at, baby?'

"Klitschko stole rounds, very cleverly and Anthony played the game a bit", he said.

He also used the opportunity to request for a fight against Tyson Fury, who also beat Klitschko - on points in November 2015 - but has not fought since.

Joshua said after his defeat of the 41-year-old Klitschko - who has already said he will only fight on in the event of a rematch - that his victory did not match the high of winning Olympic gold at London 2012.

He now takes his record to 19 wins in 19 fights. "I just want to fight everyone, man", Joshua said.

"But when you talk about legacy there are markets and boundaries that he (Joshua) wants to break".

But Klitschko recovered, rallied and sent Joshua crashing to the canvas in the sixth in what was the Briton's first-ever knockdown in professional boxing.

The bout which made history as one of the biggest fight nights in boxing history drew a record post-war British boxing crowd of 90,000 at Wembley.

On Sunday morning, the boxer thanked his fans for the support, offered further congratulations to Joshua and said that he "really enjoyed the fight", despite the end result.

"I've got nothing but love and respect for anyone who steps inside the ring".

"I'm happy, if anything, that it was a great fight, because there was a lot of hype, a lot of attention around the fight, and I'm glad it lived up to expectations".

"We help out the village she came from and If I could do more on a large scale, I'll definitely come down there and associate myself more with Nigeria", Anthony Joshua added.

"(I learnt) that I can knock out anyone. As I'm thinking about the fight and it's still fresh, I'm actually taking down notes of little things of how I can improve.

"I wouldn't mind fighting him again; if he wants a rematch no problem".

On his win, which Joshua had to dig deep to claim, the 2012 Olympic gold medallist added: "I'm not flawless but I'm trying".

The win means Joshua is now the International Boxing Federation (IBF), World Boxing Association (WBA) and International Boxing Organisation (IBO) heavyweight champion.

  • Salvatore Jensen