Joshua king of heavyweights after defeating Klitschko

British boxer Anthony Joshua, centre, celebrates with with Mayor of London Sadiq Khan after winning against Ukrainian boxer Wladimir Klitschko following their fight for Joshua's IBF and the vacant WBA Super World and IBO heavyweight titles, at Wembley Stadium, in London, Saturday, April 29, 2017.

Klitschko could not establish his jab in the first round and it was Joshua who landed more punches, with the best being a left hook in the opening minute.

ANTHONY JOSHUA was crowned the king of the heavyweight division Saturday as he unified the division with an 11 round TKO of long-reigning champion Wladimir Klitschko before a record 90,000 fans at London's Wembley Stadium.

The 27-year-old put the experienced 41-year-old former world heavyweight champ on the canvas twice in the 11th round, and a series of heavy blows with Joshua's final lefty before the referee interfered to declare the technical knock-out.

Joshua survived a knockdown for the first time in his professional career in the sixth round and looked close to surrendering his unbeaten record until his late bombardment forced the stoppage. "Thank you for coming out to a handsome night of boxing".

Joshua outlanded Klitschko 107-94, according to CompuBox, including 69-44 in power punches.

"There is a chance that Klitschko could turn around and say "you know what I gave it everything", and what a wonderful performance by the way.




A lot of questions answered by Anthony Joshua". "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.

Klitschko made it back to his feet with a five-count, only to be planted once more. Unbelievable fight! So proud of @anthonyfjoshua.

"Anthony was better than I. It's really sad that I didn't make it tonight".

'Well done Anthony Joshua, good fight, you had life and death with Klitschko and I played with the guy, ' he said.

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 fight marked the first time in Klitschko's career that he had suffered back to back defeats.

Arnold Schwarzenegger highly appreciated the boxing show, on his Twitter he congratulated Joshua and expressed the hope for a rematch.

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