Here's What Anthony Joshua Said To Klitschko Minutes Before Knocking Him Out
- Author: Julie Sanders May 11, 2017,
May 11, 2017, 21:56
"He'll have a couple of weeks to see what his future holds but I think Wladimir is lifted by the respect that was given to him not only by the fight community but also by fans around the world". He'd have to have a series of fights in Las Vegas or Madison Square Garden in NY - the whole shooting match.
Despite being highly vocal about being the first challenger to the unified champion, Hearn says Fury's 100 pound plus weight gain and impending drug ruling mean a clash is off the table for the time being. Once upon a time, Junior dos Santos said that he wanted to box both of them, and then was soundly beaten (again) by Cain Velasquez in their rubber match.
The vicious uppercut from Joshua that likely will be the defining moment from this fight:3.
In a power packed Wembley Stadium, Anthony Joshua from United Kingdom created the history by winning over the compatriot Wladmimir Klitschko of Ukraine by continuing his unbeaten run which may have bagged £15m on Saturday.
Joshua added the WBA title to his IBF crown and focus has now switched to the identity of his next opponent.
'Boxing had been dying waiting for an exciting heavyweight champion, ' he said.
"All sports need flag-bearers", said Hearn, whose son Eddie promotes Joshua for their Matchroom Sport agency.
Self-styled Gypsy King Fury, who relinquished all of his heavyweight crowns previous year after his boxing licence was revoked pending an investigation into doping, has not competed since defeating Klitschko on points in November 2015. "I know sometimes boxing allows things to happen in a different way - it would have to be something very important to consider [Ortiz not fighting the winner]".
He was born in Watford to Yoruba parents from Southwest Nigeria and has a fellow unbeaten professional boxer, Ben lleyemi, who made their professional debuts together in 2013. It was a good fight. 'I believe Wladimir is keen, ' said Hearn.
Joshua insists he is happy to fight anyone in the world right now and claims he is ready to go through the heavyweight division "one by one".
In an enthralling encounter, Joshua won the biggest fight of his career in front of 90,000 people with an 11th round stoppage.
"I know he's been talking a lot, and he wants to come back and compete".