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May 30 2017, 07:17 | Jonathan Williams

Anthony Joshua: Briton stops Wladimir Klitschko to win epic world heavweight fight

British heavyweight boxing star Joshua knocks out Klitschko

Anthony Joshua was born in Watford, Hertfordshire, and is one of Britain's best professional boxers.

Joshua defeated Wladimir Klitschko in an epic 11th round knockout victory at Wembley on Saturday night, and afterwards called out Fury as his next opponent.

It was one of those big fights that did live up to the hype in the end.

The unbeaten home favourite earned a sensational victory by knocking down the 41-year-old former champion twice in the 11th and penultimate round before the referee stepped in to save Klitschko from any more punishment. Ironically, the Ukrainian put in arguably his best display in years, despite the defeat. If he can beat Klitschko, he'll be confident of dispatching any opponent and he has several options for his next bout.

As for a potential all-English bout with Fury, Joshua asked the crowd: "Is that what you want to see?"

That will at some point likely include a megafight with American Deontay Wilder, who owns a piece of the title and is a huge puncher himself.

The victory means that Joshua now holds three of the four world championships on offer in the heavyweight division. But he first wants to dispatch Joseph Parker and win the WBO belt.

"Of course we have in the contract (the possibility of a rematch) but I'm right now interested in analysing what the heck has happened". I got a bit emotional because I know I have doubters. Wladimir Klitschko flicked a jab and a right hand early in the fourth caught Anthony Joshua who responded with a similar move.

On the possibility of a rematch, Hearn explained: "If fans want to see a rematch then I would say there's a very good chance that be met".

"Love and respect to you guys, 90,000 people present, you were awesome guys, thankyou so much for your support of this sport and of this fight", Klitschko said.

The biggest heavyweight title fight in more than a decade had a little something for everyone, and Joshua finished off in style. When you go into the trenches that's when you find out who you really are. "For the first time here, thank you and for the second I'll look forward to seeing you here again". Whatever the fans want. Even if I didn't get the belts, I don't feel that I lost, in my name, my face, my reputation.



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