You can mark down April 29, 2017, as the date the heavyweight division returned to the forefront of boxing.
Defending heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua of Britain shook off a knockdown in the fifth round to defeat former champion Wladimir Klitschko of Ukraine in the 11th round by technical knockout on Saturday before 90,000 at London’s Wembley Stadium. Joshua is now 19-0
I give it to Britain’s Anthony Joshua. He has heart, came up with a gutty TKO win over Wladimir Klitschko of Ukraine. Joshua looked done in the middle rounds after Klitschko knocked him down in the fifth round.
Joshua, the unified heavyweight champion of the world at 19-0, rocked Klitschko to start the 11th round and he didn’t let the chance to finish it go by. He knocked Klitschko down another two times before the referee stopped the fight to the delight of the 90,000 fans in Wembley Stadium.
Now comes the speculation of Joshua’s arrival in the United States with a potential fight against the best American heavyweight, Deontay Wilder.