Anthony Joshua set to go global after thrilling Klitschko triumph

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"So a massive shout out to Wladimir Klitschko".

On Saturday, April 29, HBO and Showtime Boxing combined forces in front of 90,000 fans at Wembley Stadium in London, England.

The bell for the 11th saw Joshua rejuvenated, a attractive uppercut teeing up the first knockdown, then a left hook sending Klitschko down again - only for the Ukrainian to show huge heart to drag himself off the canvas.

Anthony Joshua produced a dramatic late knockout victory over Wladimir Klitschko in an epic heavyweight world title fight at London's Wembley Stadium Saturday. "19-0, three and a half years in the game", said Joshua.

Klitschko suffered his first stoppage defeat since 2004 when he was overwhelmed by Joshua's precision and power in a ferocious 11th-round assault. "Sometimes you have to ride a few shots and take a few shots before pushing on for victory".

Klitschko was bidding to become a three-time world heavyweight champion like his older brother, Vitali, Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis and Muhammad Ali. I will play with you.

Joshua, The British star of the ring and the hope of the national boxing, has demonstrated an awesome technique. "As I said, I'm not ideal but I'm trying and if you don't take part you're going to fail", said Joshua.

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He also used the opportunity to request for a fight against Tyson Fury, who also beat Klitschko - on points in November 2015 - but has not fought since.

The mutual praise between Joshua and Klitschko echoed the civilised and respectful way the two former Olympic champions had behaved in the build-up to the contest but there was nothing civil about the brutal punishment they dished out to each other.

However, Klitschko dragged himself back to his feet and knocked Joshua down in the following round before taking control of the fight.

Speaking to Radio 5 Live after the fight, Hearn said: "We broke British Box Office records on pay-per-view last night. He got up, he fought back and he won the titles".

"If Wladimir wants to fight, I will fight Wladimir once again", Joshua said.

Fury replied on Twitter, indicating he was keen to take on Joshua. "It's really sad I didn't make it". Now at 41 years old, with back to back losses for the first time in his career, many are wondering if the younger Klitschko brother will decide to hang up the boxing gloves.

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