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Champion! Joshua stuns Klitschko in epic battle

Joshua on the verge of losing IBF title

British boxer Anthony Joshua came out on top in an epic battle at Wembley after knocking out Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko in their world heavyweight title fight on Saturday night.

The 27-year old knocked out 41-year-old Klitschko in the 11th round, to retain his International Boxing Federation (IBF) world title, with an addition of the World Boxing Association (WBA) and International Boxing Organisation (IBO) titles.

It was a remarkable comeback in what will go down as a legendary heavyweight battle in front of a crazed 90,000 crowd.

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Joshua looked dead on his feet in round six, the British king of boxing should have been finished when he was sent crashing to the canvas for the first time in his career.

But the Nigerian-born boxer survived the proceeding rounds and was somehow reborn when he ended Klitschko in the eleventh, to record his 19th straight knock out wins in 19 professional fights, and hand Klitschko his fifth loss in 69 professional fights.

 

 

 

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