Classic enthrals record crowd
Joshua clinches WBA title in 11th round
Anthony Joshua defeated Wladimir Klitschko to add the WBA world heavyweight title to his IBF crown.
Joshua secured a knockout win over the Ukrainian in the 11th round before a post-war record crowd of 90,000 at Wembley Stadium.
Referee David Fields stop the contest with Joshua leading 96-93 and 95-93 on two cards, and Klitschko 95-93 up on the other.
It was Joshua’s stiffest test so far, while Klitschko showed that he remains competitive at world level, even at 41.
The Briton will earn an estimated £15 million from the fight.
Speaking on BBC Radio 5 live he said: “I knew it was possible to hurt him, but I am learning round by round. I’m learning under the bright lights.
“I don’t come to box, I come to hurt people. With all due respect, I came to hurt him.
“At the end of the day, I figured out what I had to do and got him done.
“I’m coming back to Wembley. I’ll look forward to seeing you here again.
“There’s been many a time in training when we go into the 11th round and I’m tired but I know I have to keep it up because I have to go the distance.
“I showed tonight that fights are won in the gym. It gets tough and boxing isn’t easy. You have to have the whole package.”