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Anthony Fowler talks Joshua v Klitschko / Fury's return

Anthony Fowler talks Joshua v Klitschko / Fury's return

Anthony Joshua was knocked down for the first time in his professional career but maintained his flawless knockout percentage in defeating Wladimir Klitschko on Saturday in London.

"I don't mind fighting him again, if he wants the rematch", Joshua said at a press conference after the fight in front of 90,00 fans at Wembley Stadium. "In this small little ring here, there's nowhere to hide".

"Such an fantastic fight with 2 great fighters".

According to (via ESPN), Joshua was leading by a slim margin on the scorecards before the stoppage - 96-93 and 95-93 on two scorecards, with Klitschko ahead 95-93 on the third scorecard. The Associated Press had it 94-94 going into the final round.

"Once I obtain that belt and get rid of a manadatory then at the end of the year, or maybe the top of next year, I see a big unification fight".

Whatever you're opinion of Fury might be is, there is no denying that his comeback to the sport will add more interest given the rivalry already forming with Joshua.

Joshua would go down the next round, as the huge crowd quieted and feared the worst.

Klitschko seemed to be on his way to edging a points victory before a thunderous uppercut from Joshua stopped him dead. Klitschko was the first to drop in the fifth round, but he rallied to put Joshua on the canvas in the following round with a punishing left hook.

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He had a breakout year as a redshirt junior with 82 catches for 1,535 yards and 19 touchdowns. He's also a threat as a returner, finishing with 805 yards on 25 kickoff returns as a senior.

Fury, who himself beat Klitschko in 2015, tweeted boxing promoter Eddie Hearn, saying he was ready to rise to AJ's challenge as soon as possible.

The last heavyweight title fight with an age gap larger than this came when Klitschko (age 26) defeated former champion Ray Mercer (age 41) in 2002. It's really sad I didn't make it tonight. "I was planning to do it but it didn't work", Klitschko said. "But all the respect to Anthony, congratulations", he said.

Joshua has continued his impressive KO streak as he has won all of his fights by KO. "I came back and I fought my heart out".

American boxing great Sugar Ray Leonard described the encounter as an "an awesome fight, with two great fighters", adding, "Lot of heart by both fighters". He took the best punches from Klitschko (64-5), and survived to knock out a future Hall of Famer.

Previously, Joshua had never been past the seventh round.

Klitschko got up but was on unsteady legs and began swinging wildly.

"The best man won tonight, and it's an awesome moment for boxing", Klitschko said after the fight.

It was a battle of massive heavyweights, with both standing 6-foot-6. Joshua appeared gassed in round seven and Klitschko pressed the action.

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