Anthony Joshua Defends IBF World Title Against Wladimir Klitschko

Category: Sports Published on 01 May 2017
Written by Kwame Legend Hits: 89


Anthony Joshua has defended the IBF world title against Wladimir Klitschko while unifying the heavyweight division by collecting the vacant WBA [Super] and IBO world titles.

Joshua and Klitschko headlined Wembley Stadium this evening in front of a British record attendance as the Watford fighter comes through his toughest challenge.

90,000 fans filled the national football stadium, breaking the record previously held by Carl Froch and George Groves from their 2014 fight.

After claiming the IBF belt last year against Charles Martin, Joshua reeled off back-to-back successful defences against Dominic Breazeale and Eric Molina.

And Joshua completed a hat-trick of defences against the Ukrainian in one of the greatest heavyweight bouts in recent memory.
The initial early rounds were cagey and tight, but AJ came out flying in the fifth, giving absolutely everything and exploding into Klitschko with a series of brutal strikes that cut him under his eye and left him on the deck.