…. Minute by minute analysis
Just as they both said in the build-up, the two heavyweights shake hands at the end of a ferocious contest. There’s nothing but respect between the two warriors who entertained this sell-out crowd at Wembley and the many, many watching around the world.
Klitschko is knocked down by a left hook. Joshua has the Ukrainian in all sorts of trouble in the 11th.
Wlad’s sunk for a second time in the fight! He’s tagged early in round 11 and looks to be on his last legs.
Scrappy 10th, and no surprises there as these two have put so much into the bout.
Klitschko’s using all the tricks of the trade, holding his younger opponent down at one stage and then sneaking in a right uppercut on the wrong side of the referee.
“KLITSCHKO! KLITSCHKO! KLITSCHKO” scream the Ukrainian’s supporters.
Joshua’s caught cold in the opening seconds of the fourth, taking not one but two rights in quick succession. He briefly looks stunned – but soon bounces back around on his toes to suggest he’s shaken off the blows.
AJ recovers his composure and tries to land a big right of his own, only to catch ‘Dr Steelhammer’ on the shoulder. Good job too, or else the prescription would’ve been nothing but pain.
We’re now 12 minutes through and still so, so many questions are unanswered. Gripping stuff.
The first bell sounds – the clash of ages has begun.