By James Agberebi:
Nigerian-born British boxer Anthony Oluwafemi Joshua knocked out Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko in their world heavyweight title fight held at Wembley Stadium on Saturday night.
Joshua, 27, knocked out 41-year-old Klitschko in the 11th round.
With the win, Joshua retains his International Boxing Federation (IBF) world title, and added the World Boxing Association (WBA) and International Boxing Organisation (IBO) titles.
Joshua has now recorded 19 straight knock out wins in his 19 professional fights.
For Klitschko, it was his fifth loss in 69 professional fights.
The early rounds of the bout were cagey as both boxers looked to size each other up.
In the fifth round Joshua floored Klitschko with a flurry of punches which sent the Ukrainian down on the canvas.
But towards the end of the fifth, Klitschko rallied back to end the round stronger.
In the sixth round, it was the turn of Joshua to hit the canvass following a superb shot.
Following the knockdown to Joshua, Klitschko looked to be in control in the next few rounds with his experience coming to play as his younger opponent struggled.
But in the 11th round Joshua put behind his struggles and eventually sent Klitschko down with a brilliant knockout.Fastest Paying Betting Site in Nigeria: Grab your 140% First Time Deposit Bonus Now — www.Sportybet.Com Copyright © 2021 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.