It was clearly the fight of the year, one that was set to redefine the heavy weight class and at the end, Anthony Joshua triumphed retaining his IBF belt by stopping Vladmir Klitschko in the 11th round after a series of knock downs at Wembley stadium London.
Both men suffered knock downs in a bruising encounter but an upper cut from Anthony Joshua in the early moments of the 11th round signalled Klitshcko’s nunc dimitis.
Joshua was the reigning IBF world heavyweight title holder, a belt that Klitschko lost in defeat to Tyson Fury in November 2015.
Fury was subsequently stripped of the belt after failing to fight mandatory challenger Vyacheslav Glazkov. Charles Martin, who beat Glazkov, then lost his first defence of the belt to Joshua.
The WBA (Super) and vacant IBO world heavyweight titles, both previously held by Fury, were also be on the line.
According to www.independent.co.uk: “Big brilliant right from Joshua rocks Klitschko, he holds on, legs unsteady, one big one from Joshua could finish it. Still, he recovers.