In a power packed Wembley Stadium, Anthony Joshua from U.K. created the history by winning over the compatriot Wladmimir Klitschko of Ukraine by continuing his unbeaten run which may have bagged £15m on Saturday. Ironically his first payment after the win was a paltry laundry bill of £120
Born on 15th October 1989, Anthony Joshua is the unified World Heavy Weight Boxing Champion with the IBF title he holds from 2016 and WBA(Super) and IBO title since April 2017. He boasts a 100% knockout-to-win ration and only the second Brit boxer after James DeGale to win a Olympics Gold and also a title by the major body.
Joshua defeated his opponent in the 11th round and invited Tyson Fury to fight with him who has also defeated Kitschko in November 2015 by points. Joshua’s unbeaten streak has now extended to 19. Fury is also unbeaten in 25 fights with 18 of them were knock outs and has surrendered the titles citing mental health problems which needed to be taken care of. He is currently without any titles and conditions.
Deontay Wilder, an American who holds the WBC title, wants a unification fight against Joshua. Joshua still considers his Olympics 2012 Gold as his top notch moment and said he would be open to the rematch, if Klitschko wanted. Klitschko, 41 said he would take time to rethink whether he would fight again and if he did, it would only be a rematch. He noted “He’s the champion, so you have to respect it. It was a good fight. The fans enjoyed it. I wish I’d been the winner”.