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Joshua knocks out Klitschko for heavyweight title

Thanks to Jeremy Bentham for the heads up.

Perhaps we are headed back to an era of hard hitting standard size heavyweights. When it comes time to trade combos that height and exposed jaw become a liability.

© The Associated Press British boxer Anthony Joshua, right, fights Ukrainian boxer Wladimir Klitschko for Joshua's IBF and the vacant WBA Super World and IBO heavyweight titles at Wembley stadium in London, Saturday, April 29, 2017. (AP…

LONDON (AP)—Anthony Joshua survived the first knockdown of his young career, coming back to drop Wladimir Klitschko twice before stopping him in the 11th round Saturday night to retain his heavyweight titles and stake his claim as the boxing's next star.

Before a boisterous crowd of 90,000 at Wembley Stadium, Joshua and Klitschko traded huge punches in a spectacular fifth round and again in the sixth before Joshua finally found a way to finish the longtime former champion late in the fight.

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JoeFourMay 1, 2017 7:33 PM GMT+4

"Perhaps we are headed back to an era of hard hitting standard size heavyweights."

Joshua is 6'6" and looks (at least to me) to be just as big, muscular, and imposing as Klitschko ... unlike Klitschko's last fight, this one was a good, entertaining contest.
ShepMay 1, 2017 4:25 PM GMT+4

James, evidently the new Dindu Kang is also 6-6, the same size as Klitschko.