Anthony Joshua vs. Wladimir Klitschko live round by round results are available in real time, right here at Bloody Elbow. Here, a look at rounds 1-3.
Live from Wembley Stadium in London, England, IBF Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (18-0, 18 KOs) defends his title and looks to gain the vacant WBA and IBO straps against the great Wladimir Klitschko (64-4, 53 KOs), who reigned atop the heavyweight division for almost a decade prior to his 2015 loss to Tyson Fury. Bloody Elbow will have live fight night coverage all night, both right here, and on Twitter. Here, we’ll have round by round recaps, starting with the opening three rounds of this scheduled twelve-rounder.
Round 1 – Here we go. Klitschko advancing early, pawing with the jab. Joshua with a nice right. They clinch. Joshua with a two-punch combo that lands glancingly. Klitschko working the jab but not connecting flush. Joshua lands a left hook to the body. Sneaky right hook. Klitschko with a jab that connects. Joshua jabbing too, and goes to the body again. Body/head from Joshua. Wladimir clinches briefly. 10-9 Joshua.
Round 2 – Klischko with a hard right out of the gate. Joshua with the jab. Another. Double jab and a straight right. Klitschko shoulder rolls to avoid danger. Not a lot happening. They trade jabs and Joshua doubles up on it again. Klitschko misses with a lead power shot. 10-9 Joshua.
Round 3 – Joshua with a lead right. Joshua wades in and Klitschko clinches. Joshua just misses with an uppercut. He’s showing more aggression early, and forcing Klitschko to tie him up. Joshua with a double jab to the chest. Glancing left connects for the British fighter. Klitschko blocks a right hook. Step-in jab from Klitschko. Solid jab in response from Joshua. 10-9 Joshua.
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