Anthony Joshua rose to the occasion and made the best fight of his career against Wladimir Klitschko, whom he defeated by TKO in the eleventh round to become the new World Boxing Association (WBA) Heavyweight Super Champion, belt that was vacant.
It was an incredible show and 90,000 people at Wembley Stadium witnessed one of the best fights of the category in recent years. In the end, the heart and youth of the British were stronger than the experience of the legendary Ukrainian.
Joshua recovered from a fall in the sixth round and slowly improved until he knocked Klitschko with his powerful punch. The fight was full of exchanges and both boxers went to the canvas until, in round 11, after two knockdowns and having no response to Joshua’s attack, the referee decided to stop the fight for the Ukrainian.
Joshua kept his undefeated record and now has 19 knockouts in the same amount of fights, while Klitschko has a record of 64 wins, 5 defeats and 53 fights won by knockout.