Ukrainian boxer Wladimir Klitschko admitted his defeat in a fight with Anthony Joshua at legendary Wembley Stadium.
“The best man won tonight and it’s an amazing moment for boxing. Anthony was better today than I. It’s really sad that I didn’t make it tonight. I was planning to do it. It didn’t work, but all the respect to Anthony," Klitschko said after the fight.
“Of course we have a rematch in the contract. I need to analyze and see what the heck happened. I wish I could have raised my hands, but congrats to him. He got up, he fought back and he won the titles," Ukrainian fighter added.
Joshua also made a few remarks after the epic battle.
“I’m not perfect, but I’m trying –– and if you’re not in the game and taking part you’re going to fail. I want to say thank you to all the fans, to the GB coaches, to the coaches at Finchley ABC and also to Wladimir Klitschko. He is a role model in the sport and I have nothing but love and respect for him. I had to dig deep but I fought my heart out and came out and won," Joshua stated after the victory, according to Boxingscene.
As it was reported, Klitschko lost to 27-year-old British fighter by technical knockout in 11th round. Ukrainian suffered first knockdown early in the fight, then Joshua went to the floor after a little while. Finally, British champion fought back and managed to knock down Ukrainian twice during the round, referee stopped the fight after another series of hits came from the British opponent.
This loss became 5th in Klitschko’s professional career. His record includes 64 wins (53 of them with KOs). Joshua remains unbeaten, he got 19 victories in 19 fights (all by knockouts).