"Under the Arch" at Wembley Stadium
Joshua vs Klitschko ~ Wembley Stadium 29th April 2017
This collector Poster Art Print was produced from the original painting By Killian
Title: Joshua vs Klitschko "Under the Arch"
Medium: 170 gsm Poster Print
Size: 54.5cm x 42cm
Signed by Artist: Yes
On Saturday 29 April 2017 Anthony Joshua faced Wladimir Klitschko under the arch for the IBF, IBO and WBA Super Heavyweight Championships of the world.
It was the second time in three years Matchroom Boxing have partnered with the national stadium to bring boxing to an enormous stadium audience.
In front of a post-war record crowd of 90,000 in attendance, Joshua won by TKO in the eleventh round. They fought a close and cautious first four rounds. In the fifth, Joshua came out and barraged Klitschko to the canvas. Klitschko rose up and dominated Joshua for the remainder of the round, battering him and scoring his own knockdown in round 6. The next few rounds were again cautious, both men wary of each other, until a reinvigorated Joshua attacked Klitschko in round 11, sending him to the canvas. Klitschko again rose but Joshua knocked him down for a second time in the round, then sent a barrage of punches while Klitschko was against the ropes that made the referee stop the fight.
At the time of stoppage, Joshua was ahead on two judges scorecards (96-93 and 95-93) and the third judge had Klitschko ahead (95-93). CompuBox stats showed that Joshua landed 107 of his 355 punches thrown (30%), and Klitschko landed 94 of 256 (37%). Joshua called out Tyson Fury in the post fight interview, "Tyson Fury, where you at, baby? Come on -- that's what they want to see. I just want to fight everyone. I'm really enjoying this right now."