The clash is taking place in England with 90.000 people in attendance, witch makes it the biggest fight to date in the history of the country. On stake - the IBF & vacant WBA heavyweight championship of the world.
Is Klitschko too old? Is Joshua too young and inexperienced in his just 19th pro fight? I am sticking with Joshua via knock out. And i am afraid about my choice. Terrified actually. Last two predictions - Badr Hari knocking Rico Verhoeven out, David Haye knocking Tony Bellew out. Results - Arm & Leg injuries. Now what's left? Back injury? I really hope not!
last id heard they still hadn't figured out how or if theyre showing this fight over here. lol. ill still get it either way so I don't care much but still. shouldn't that kind of stuff been hammered out months ago?
Anthony Joshua defeats Wladimir Klitschko by TKO R11 (Ref Stoppage)
Going to copy/paste what I said somewhere else: I wouldn't have minded if Klitschko won as at 41 he's near the end of his career anyway, but perhaps this win for Joshua establishes the next generation a bit more. This was a good fight from both Joshua and Klitschko and it showed how much more fun Wlad is to watch when he's under pressure.
Great fight. If only Klitschko had fought like that against Fury.
Both guys showed a lot of heart and Joshua showed he can keep his power right through the fight, but he REALLY needs to lose some of that muscle as he was completely gassed after one flurry in the 5th.
I have watched it live with some friends and it was a good time. Really exciting fight and to be honest i didn't expected Klitschko to hurt Joshua at all, but he had him and almost won. But he is not that type of fighter Wladimir, that will go reckless and try to finish the fight after he hurts his opponents, he is just safety first fighter. Joshua showed some weak points like his defense - ducking of the left hook - he does it with his back, not with his legs and this makes him vulnerable, cuz his head is looking to the ground and he doesn't see what is coming after the hook - one uppercut can put him on the ground. Also his gas - 1 minute of flurry's and high pace in the 5th round costed him to get hit couple of times and to be put in knockdown and also he needed 2-3 rounds to recover his breathing again. He did show maturity in the ring though, to save his energy in the recovery rounds, where he moved and defended well and to unleash it again later in the fight, he also showed a good chin and a heart. We really had many questions answered in this exciting fight.
Btw i am also really impressed with Wladimir's chin, heart and determination and his great shape at 41 yo. To be able to comeback from knockdown in the 5th and dominate your opponent for what is left in the round and drop him in the 6th, then to get cough with uppercut from hell that elevates your head to the strathosphere and to be still standing on your legs ... Both guys where considered glass chin type of fighters before the fight, but after this performance ?