Anthony Joshua Defends IBF World Title Against Wladimir Klitschko

AND still! Anthony Joshua has defended the IBF world title against Wladimir Klitschko while unifying the heavyweight division by collecting the vacant WBA [Super] and IBO world titles.

Joshua and Klitschko headlined Wembley Stadium this evening in front of a British record attendance as the Watford fighter comes through his toughest challenge.

90,000 fans filled the national football stadium, breaking the record previously held by Carl Froch and George Groves from their 2014 fight.

After claiming the IBF belt last year against Charles Martin, Joshua reeled off back-to-back successful defences against Dominic Breazeale and Eric Molina.

(The new face of heavyweight boxing. Image: PA)

While completing a hat-trick of defences against the Ukrainian.

He came out flying in round five

Klitschko was making his first return to the ring after being dethroned by Tyson Fury in 2015, and suffers his first consecutive loss in his professional career.

Meanwhile, Joshua maintains his perfect record while improving to 19 wins from 19 fights.

Heavyweight Division.

WBC Deontay Wilder

WBO Joseph Parker

Ring Tyson Fury

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Amongst the 90,000 fans was American WBC title-holder Deontay Wilder, who was part of the Sky Sports punditry team for the fight. ‘The Bronze Bomber’ is seeking for a challenge and could get that in Joshua.

Tyson’s cousin, Hughie, was set to take on Joseph Parker though sustained an injury preventing him from fighting the unbeaten Kiwi. The prospect of claiming another belt will be a tempting proposition for Team Joshua.

 

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