Is Anthony Joshua’s Win Against Wladimir Klitschko His Greatest Ever?
On April 29, it made five years since Anthony Joshua (24-2) secured a memorable win against Wladimir Klitschko (64-5, 53 KOs).
The Brit became a three-belt champ, as he had already won the IBF strap in last year’s April. In that fight, both the athletes showed their credentials as they tried to be dominant over the other.
The climax of this fight came in the sixth round. Joshua survived a torrid time during this tenure before overcoming the Ukrainian in a late stoppage-time victory. Due to this win, the 32-year-old received many plaudits.
The appreciation was so huge that some experts believed that this win over Klitschko might have topped the all-time classic fight between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier.
A lot has happened in the career of Joshua since this fight, and it has been a roller coaster.
A shocking stoppage-round defeat against Andy Ruiz might have changed the Watford native completely. Some neutrals believed that this defeat made him forever “gun-shy.”
A second defeat came soon after against Oleksandr Usyk. With a 24-2 record, Joshua goes into a must-win rematch against the Ukrainian.
The Brit has fought seven times since that win over Klitschko five years ago.