Here’s how the BBC Radio commentary sounded when Anthony Joshua put away Wladimir Klitschko in the 11th round of their extraordinary contest.
The fans at Wembley Stadium went into a frenzy when Anthony Joshua (19-0, 19 KOs) stopped the great Wladimir Klitschko (64-5, 53 KOs) in the penultimate round of their incredible Heavyweight championship fight in London, England. A total of four knockdowns were exchanged, with Joshua dropping Klitschko three times, while Wladimir put Anthony on the canvas for the first time in his professional career. It looked as though Joshua was physically spent and would lose his grip on the fight after being decked in the 6th, but the Brit fought back hard and scored the most exhilarating of victories against a man who hadn’t been stopped in thirteen years.
Many viewers in North America were able to catch the commentary either from Showtime’s trio of Mauro Ranallo/Paulie Malignaggi/Al Bernstein, or HBO’s three-man team of Jim Lampley/Max Kellerman/Roy Jones Jr.
Joshua’s win was a magical moment in British boxing history, so how did the commentators react when the fight reached its dramatic conclusion? In the video below (for however long it stays up), you can listen to the entire 11th round through the BBC Radio Five Live broadcast. Action was described by blow-by-blow man Ronald McIntosh, with Steve Bunce and Richie Woodhall serving as analysts.
More: If you want to catch the video highlights of this fight, click here.