Published On: 30 Prill, 2017

Anthony Joshua climbs off the canvas to defeat Wladimir Klitschko with eleventh-round stoppage in remarkable heavyweight contest at Wembley

Anthony Joshua came back from a darkening place in Wembley Stadium into the dazzling light of heavyweight greatness as he ended the Klitschko heavyweight era.

Already the people’s hero in this, his homeland, the young British lion gained a whole new planet of admirers as he stopped the legendary Wladimir Klitschko in the 11th round of an epic world heavyweight title war.

Both these heavyweight giants went down from sledgehammer punches in the first half of a brutal battle between two men steeped in mutual respect, Klitschko in the fifth round, Joshua hitting the deck even harder in the sixth.

Anthony Joshua defeated Wladimir Klitschko to claim the IBF, WBA and IBO world heavyweight titles at Wembley on Saturday

Anthony Joshua defeated Wladimir Klitschko to claim the IBF, WBA and IBO world heavyweight titles at Wembley on Saturday

The British fighter was sent to the canvas for the first time in his career as Klitschko threatened to cause an upset

However, Joshua returned to his feet to drop the veteran Ukrainian with a barrage of punches in the eleventh round
Referee David Fields steps between the two fighters during Saturday's nights brutal contest at Wembley

Referee David Fields steps between the two fighters during Saturday’s nights brutal contest at Wembley
Klitschko returned to his feet for the third time in the fight but referee Fields called a stop to the fight

Klitschko returned to his feet for the third time in the fight but referee Fields called a stop to the fight
Field holds Joshua's hand up to signify the Brit's victory in front of 90,000 supporters at the home of English football

Field holds Joshua’s hand up to signify the Brit’s victory in front of 90,000 supporters at the home of English football

 

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