Get round by round results and full fight coverage here for the big heavyweight tilt between Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko.
2017 has been a good year for boxing already, and it’s about to get a whole lot better with one of the most relevant heavyweight bouts in years on deck for today.
On one side, the battle-tested veteran Wladimir Klitschko will be in the unfamiliar position of challenger as he looks to regain titles he lost to Tyson Fury and try to take one his opponent owns. On the other side, the young and hungry British fighter Anthony Joshua will look to fully arrive on the scene with the biggest win of his career.
Klitschko (64-4, 53 KO) and Joshua (18-0, 18 KO) will be battling for three titles – Joshua’s IBF title, and the vacant WBA (Super) and IBO heavyweight titles. Some 90,000 people are expected to attend the bout in London’s Wembley Stadium.
The fight will have a unique broadcast structure. It’s on PPV in the UK, where it is expected to draw huge numbers. In the United States the fight will air live on Showtime starting at 4:15pm ET, and will air later tonight in prime time on HBO on tape delay.
Join us here on Bloody Elbow for live round by round coverage of the fight, which is expected to kick off around 5pm ET. Offer your opinion in the comment section!
Anthony Joshua vs. Wladimir Klitschko
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