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Anthony Joshua KNOCKS OUT Wladimir Klitschko! (Photos)

Nigerian-born British heavyweight boxer Anthony Joshua has been crowned the new IBF, IBO and WBA Super World Heavyweight Title Champion after knocking out former title holder Wladimir Klitschko in emphatic fashion in front of a 90,000 strong crowd held Saturday night at the Wembley Stadium, London.

 

A bruised looking Anthony Joshua celebrates with him team including trainer Robert McCracken MBE and Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn

 

Joshua kissed the canvas in the sixth round but fought back to drop the Ukrainian with a brutal combination of punches late in the eleventh with the referee stepping in to wave the fight off.

 

Wladimir Klitschko's with his brother Vitali (right) following the defeat. Vitali was a three time champion at the weight and retired to focus on politics in his native Ukraine

Wladimir Klitschko’s with his brother Vitali (right) following the defeat

 

 

London mayor Sadiq Khan said: 'Passion, power, persistance, incredible from AJ'. The Labour MP is a well-known boxing fan and his brother runs Earlsfield ABC in south west London

Hollywood’s A-list stars like Arnold Schwarzenegger watched the historic fight.

 

Joshua had banned his mother from coming to the Wembley to watch him fight.

 

Joshua celebrates with footballer and close friend Troy Deeney who plays upfront for Watford United, the champion's home town club

Anthony Joshua v Wladimir Klitschko IBF, IBO & WBA Super World Heavyweight Title's in front on 90,000 people including Rio Ferdiand, Peter Andre and Hayden Panettiere

An hellacious uppercut in the opening stanza of the penultimate round toppled Klitschko only for the gritty Ukranian to beat the count. But following more punishment against the ropes the referee stepped in to wave the fight off

Anthony Joshua v Wladimir Klitschko IBF, IBO & WBA Super World Heavyweight Title's in front on 90,000 fans - a post-war record on British soil, topping the previous record between Supper Middleweights George Groves and Carl Froch at the same venue

Both men were floored during an up and down battle which appeared to be favouring the older, more experience Klitschko for large parts of the fight

 

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