“Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.”
April 29 2017, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, England. 90,000 fans filled the arena awaiting the next fight of the century, the biggest heavyweight matchup since Tyson vs. Lewis. Anthony Joshua, the current IBF Heavyweight champion against the former IBF, WBA, Ring, Lineal, and WBO Heavyweight Champion, Wladimir Klitschko. Anthony Joshua, the pride and joy of England, pictured as the next big thing, is the 2nd boxer since Joe Frazier to win a world title and a gold medal in the Olympics simultaneously. Tonight he’ll get into the ring against his biggest test to date, Wladimir Klitschko.
The fight starts off even, with Joshua being the aggressor in the beginning of each round. Klitschko utilizes his footwork and stays patient countering Joshua.
Anthony Joshua turns up the aggression, hitting Wladimir Klitschko with a fury of combinations. Klitschko got rocked and panicked. Joshua keeps up the combinations and drops Klitschko.
Joshua starts the round sluggish and tired. Klitschko takes advantage and pushes the pace, catching Joshua with a huge right hand. Joshua falls hard and looks unstable. Klitschko loses a huge opportunity letting Joshua survive.
The fight stays even, with Klitschko winning early and Joshua gaining momentum again.
Anthony Joshua comes in aggressive, strong, and rejuvenated. He drops Klitschko twice with a left hook and a four punch combination. The old lion, Klitschko, stays composed and tries his best to defend himself. The young lion, Joshua, traps Klitschko in his corner and proves too much. Joshua unleashes everything on Klitschko, causing the referee to save Klitschko from anymore damage.
Anthony Joshua (19-0) defeats Wladimir Klitschko (64-5) by TKO
Wins WBA (Super) and IBO HW title; Defends IBF HW Title
Wladimir Klitschko is a legend, champion, and future hall of famer. He tested the young champion and had a missed oportunity of regaining his throne. Anthony Joshua recieves the torch and will continue to build his legacy in boxing. Will he be the biggest thing since Lennox Lewis? Perhaps, but only time will tell…