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By Abdulkabir Olatunji
Anthony Joshua won an incredible fight with Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley to add the World Boxing Association (WBA) and the International Boxing Organization (IBO) heavyweight titles to his International Boxing Federation (IBF) Championship.
The first 2 rounds were rather tame with both boxers feeling each other and finding their range, by the 3rd round Joshua was looking good but Klitschko came back stronger in the 4th round and Joshua felt he had something to prove in the 5th, he came out roaring in that round, and a flurry of punches had Klitschko on the floor with a knock down. However, surprisingly Klitscho came back strongly in the round and rocked Joshua who seemed to begin to get tired. By the 6th round klitschko was in control knocking down Joshua with stinging right hook.
Klitschko continued to dance in the ring and used his jab to great effect leading on many observers’ scorecards until Joshua managed to get in on the inside and a flurry of power punches had Klitscho down, he dragged himself up and AJ was back on him like a lion smelling blood another flurry of punches and Klitschko was down again, he got up and after being backed-up into the corner getting punished by Joshua, the referee had to stop the fight.
Wembley stadium erupted in delight after it looked for a while that Klitschko was going to deliver a classic boxing masterclass to Joshua, the young man dug deep and delivered the greatest victory of his career and I daresay one of the best fights of all time.
A new undisputed star is born, let’s celebrate Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua heavyweight boxing champion of the world.