Anthony Joshua knockdown Wladimir Klitschko in the fifth round in IBF World Heavyweight Championship at Wembley Stadium on saturday.
Wladimir was knockdown from Joshua uppercut,though he didn’t fall down after the uppercut, but Joshua was all over the former 1996 Olympic gold in Atlanta champion and dropped him with a left hook. Klitschko got up only to take even more punishment.
The Ukrainian in his post match comment noted that he needed to take some time to “figure out” what happened.
“The best man won tonight and it’s a massive event for boxing.
Two gentlemen fought each other. Anthony was better today. It’s really sad I didn’t make it tonight.
I was planning to do it, it didn’t work. But all the respect to Anthony, congratulations,”.
Rounds 5 and 6 featured some of the best heavyweight action since Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield and Lennox Lewis — the latter two sitting ringside — ruled the division.
The 27 years Joshua defended his heavyweight titles and his undefeated record in a record that lived up to its billing as the best match up after a long drought in the heavyweight division. Already a hero in his native England, he may become one worldwide.
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