Britain’s Anthony Joshua stopped veteran Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko in the 11th round of a world heavyweight epic in front of 90,000 people at Wembley.
Joshua added the WBA title to his IBF belt but only after being knocked to the canvas by the 41-year-old Klitschko in the sixth round. The Ukrainian was also sent crashing to the floor in the fifth round and twice more in the pivotal 11th as the 27-year-old British fighter took his record to 19 stoppage wins in 19 fights. “What can I say? 19-0, three and a half years in the game.
As I said, I’m not perfect but I’m trying and if you don’t take part you’re going to fail,” said Joshua. “As boxing states, you leave your ego at the door and you respect your opponent. So a massive shout out to Wladimir Klitschko.