Maybe boxing isn’t dead just yet? With pretty much every major MMA promotion taking the week off, the combat sports world turned its eyes to boxing. Surprisingly, for what feels like the first time in ages, they got their money’s worth. Taking place at London’s Wembley Stadium in front of 90,000 spectators Saturday, Anthony Joshua vs. Wladimir Klitschko became an instant boxing classic. A fight many are calling the best heavyweight boxing bout in a decade.
Above, you can watch the highlights of the historic night, which saw both men knock the other down before Joshua finished the job in the eleventh round. It’s a fight that had the crowd on their feet, and will perhaps help erase the memory of the disastrous MayPac as the last big boxing event. The fight aired on both Showtime and HBO in North America, meaning less strain on fan’s wallets as well.
An English native, Anthony Joshua improves to 19-0 with the victory. Every single one of those wins has come by way of KO or TKO, impressively. Wladimir Klitschko, meanwhile, drops to 64–5. The fight was contested with the WBA (Super) and IBO heavyweight titles on the line, which Klitschko had lost to Tyson Fury in late 2015. Fury later tested positive for cocaine, and vacated the titles.