British heavyweight boxing star Joshua knocks out Klitschko

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Young gun Anthony Joshua got up off the canvas to stop former champion Wladimir Klitschko Saturday in the 11th round of a heavyweight world title fight that is being hailed as an epic.

The 27-year-old's win in front of a post-war British record 90,000 fans at the national stadium added the WBA belt to his IBF strap.

Speaking to Radio 5 Live after the fight, Hearn said: "We broke British Box Office records on pay-per-view last night".

At Wembley, Anthony landed a brutal uppercut which gave him the platform to send Klitschko down with an immediate flurry.

The veteran had even looked the more likely victor as he defied a 14-year age gap and was outboxing Joshua in the latter stages until the Briton produced a blistering finish to take his unbeaten record to 19 wins. First and foremost 19 and 0, three and a half years in the game.

"I fought the better Wladimir Klitschko, not the complacent one, the guy who realised his mistakes and wanted to put it right", Joshua said. Boxing was crying out for a high-profile bout, especially in the heavyweight division, to deliver something special, and you damn well better believe we got a special fight in London, England.

Anthony Joshua has already started plotting how he can continue improving as a fighter after so impressively passing his greatest test by beating Wladimir Klitschko.

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Klitschko, who suffered his first stoppage defeat since Lamon Brewster beat him in 2004, was full of respect for his conqueror. This fight was there for the taking by either fighter going into Round 11.

On his part, Joshua said, "What can I say?"

The Ukrainian legend kept Joshua at bay with probing jabs in the first and stunned him with a stinging right hand in the fourth.

On Sunday morning, the boxer thanked his fans for the support, offered further congratulations to Joshua and said that he "really enjoyed the fight", despite the end result. It's really sad that I didn't make it tonight.

"There is a chance that Klitschko could turn around and say "you know what I gave it everything", and what a wonderful performance by the way".

"Two gentleman fought each other". It could have been a close fight to score for the judges if Joshua failed to knock out Klitschko on or before the final round.

Joshua was still feeling the effect of those punches when he was dropped by a right hand in the sixth round. "He got up, he fought back and he won the titles".