Despite losing one of the most high-profile fights of his career, Wladimir Klitschko oozed class having been through a mammoth eleven-round duel with Anthony Joshua on Saturday night.
Those who made it to Wembley Stadium will forever be part of history in what was a huge night for the sport as a whole.
Both Klitschko and Joshua, who showed a huge deal of respect for one another in the build up to the fight, gave each other that same level of respect when it came to the fight itself and even in defeat the 41-year-old was graceful in the way he accepted his fate.
As quoted on Sky Sports following the bout, Klitschko admitted the ‘best man won the fight.’
“It’s an amazing event for boxing,” the three-time Olympic gold medallist added.
“Two gentlemen fought each other. I say gentlemen because boxing came from England so truly two gentlemen fought each other. Anthony was better today than I. All the respect to Anthony and congratulations.”
— Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) April 29, 2017
Still undefeated, Joshua has now set his sights on Tyson Fury and after Saturday night’s victory the Watford man will be confident of defeating the 28-year-old or anyone else who stands in his way.
Rob Lyons, Pundit Arena