Undefeated Anthony Joshua proved why he’s the future of boxing’s heavyweight division.
On Saturday night, the Englishman scored a technical knockout victory over the veteran Wladimir Klitschko at the Wembley Stadium in London, England to gain the WBA and IBO heavyweight belts, while defending his IBF title. The fight was a dramatic and competitive contest that had both fighters down on the canvas at different points of the bout, and had many people calling it the greatest heavyweight boxing contest in recent memory.
Check out below is how the pro’s in the world of mixed martial arts reacted to the heavyweight contest:
Congratz to @anthonyfjoshua amazing athlete and humble champion!!!— Demetrious Johnson (@MightyMouseUFC) April 29, 2017
A great night for boxing @anthonyfjoshua looked solid and showed great character getting back up off the canvas and very humble afterwards— Brad Pickett (@One_Punch) April 29, 2017
Heavyweight boxing is back thanks to @anthonyfjoshua— #UFC214 #LetsGoChamp (@criscyborg) April 29, 2017
Boxing is savage you can get KO-ed 3 times in a row if you're tough enough #JoshuaKlitchsko— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) April 29, 2017
AJ was something special! Serious performance @anthonyfjoshua— james gallagher (@StrabanimalMMA) April 29, 2017
Great fight— Leon 'Rocky' Edwards (@Leon_edwardsmma) April 29, 2017
Great fight!!— Marc Diakiese (@Marc_Diakiese) April 29, 2017
Ate my words!! Well done AJ!! Love to see him vs Fury!!— scott askham (@scottaskham1) April 29, 2017
Man #JoshuaKlitchsko through 8, and it's a heck of a scrap!— Joe Ellenberger (@JoeEllenberger) April 29, 2017