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The Moment Anthony Joshua Produced Incredible 11th Round To TKO Wladimir Klitschko

The Moment Anthony Joshua Produced Incredible 11th Round To TKO Wladimir Klitschko

AND still! Anthony Joshua has defended the IBF world title against Wladimir Klitschko while unifying the heavyweight division by collecting the vacant WBA [Super] and IBO world titles.

Joshua and Klitschko headlined Wembley Stadium this evening in front of a British record attendance.

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90,000 fans filled the national football stadium, breaking the record previously held by Carl Froch and George Groves from their 2014 fight.

After claiming the IBF belt last year against Charles Martin, Joshua reeled off back-to-back successful defences against Dominic Breazeale and Eric Molina.

And he went a step further by completed a hat-trick of defences against the Klitschko, as well as capturing the WBA [Super] and IBO world titles in one of the greatest heavyweight bouts in recent memory.

Image: PA

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After all the build-up leading up the fight, it certainly did not disappoint as the two Olympic gold medalists went to war.

To begin with, the early rounds were cagey and tight, but AJ came out flying in the fifth, giving absolutely everything and exploding into Klitschko with a series of brutal strikes that cut him under his eye and left him on the deck.

Klitschko eventually managed to withstand the onslaught though and came back at AJ brilliantly as the round drew to a close.

In round six, Klitschko put Joshua on the canvas with a deadly right hand but the 27-year old got back up and completed the round.

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He recovered from the blow delivered by Klitschko, with Joshua getting his second wind in the 11th round and going all out on the Ukrainian, putting him on the ground on two separate instances in an incredible round.

Klitschko could not contain Joshua and the referee was forced to step in and stop the fight, sending Wembley into a frenzy.

Incredible from Anthony Joshua, who has now well and truly cemented his position as the king of the heavyweight division.

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The potential future match-ups in the heavyweight devision are incredibly exciting.

Tyson Fury is set to return to the sport following his hiatus away from boxing. Could a domestic mega-fight be on the cards? Joshua did a bit of a call-out to Fury in his post-fight interview after all, saying "Tyson Fury, where you at baby?!".

Amongst the 90,000 fans was American WBC title-holder Deontay Wilder, who was part of the Sky Sports punditry team for the fight. 'The Bronze Bomber' is seeking for a challenge and expressed his interest in doing battle at some point down the line.

What did you make of the fight on the whole and where next for AJ?

Sound off in the comment section below.

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Topics: Anthony Joshua, Boxing, Wembley Stadium, heavyweight champion, Wladimir Klitschko

Josh Lawless

Josh is a writer who specialises in football and wrestling. He has been published by Curzon Ashton FC, Late Tackle, Manchester City FC, The Mirror, Read Man City and Manchester Evening News. He provides coverage of professional wrestling and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the field - including the first UK interview with The Hardy Boyz after their return to WWE. He has never sported a pair of Lonsdale Slip-ons, contrary to reports.

 

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