Slow-Mo Of The Brutal Joshua Uppercut That Sealed Klitschko's Fate

Anthony Joshua spoke candidly last night, after defeating Wladimir Klitschko in a sensational world heavyweight title fight in Wembley arena.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 27-year-old was earlier sent to the canvass in the sixth round, but had Klitschko on the canvas twice in the penultimate rounds, before the referee stepped in.

It was great to see Joshua he went through a bit of a hard time in the fight but good to see him come back strong and maintain his title and get the other one.

Saturday's fight at Wembley Stadium, attended by a 90,000 strong post-war record British fight crowd, was by some distance the most dramatic and entertaining of Klitschko's decorated career. Anthony was better today than I. It's really sad that I didn't make it tonight.

"Sugar Ray Leonard: all the skill, ability he had, said there are times when you have to show character and go to the trenches". Wilder is also undefeated and a big puncher with a piece of the heavyweight title himself, and the two would do huge box-office business if they got together in a megafight. Tyson Fury, I know he's talking a lot and wants to come back and compete. "I tried to take him out". I enjoy fighting. I love fighting.

"Tyson Fury, where (are) you at baby?" asked Joshua.

"The best man won tonight and it's a massive event for boxing".

American boxing great Sugar Ray Leonard described the encounter as an "an awesome fight, with two great fighters", adding, "Lot of heart by both fighters".

Joshua came out swinging, his left initially doing the damage before some thudding hooks had a groggy Klitschko down for a count.

Throughout their dominance of the division from the point of Lennox Lewis' retirement, the Klitschko brothers Wladimir and Vitali were long considered responsible for how tiresome heavyweight boxing became.

Speaking on how he feels achieving such feat, the visibly elated Joshua said, "Very humbled and not just for myself, but for the people that have worked with me, so it is important that I can only repay by achieving things in the ring".

The 28-year-old has won all 25 of his professional fights so far, 18 by knockout.

A re-match fell through due to Fury's much-publicised struggles outside of the ring and Klitschko spoke repeatedly during the build-up to this bout of his "obsession" with winning back his titles. "We will give the world the biggest fight in 500 years. I just want to fight everyone in the division".

  • Julie Sanders