Round of the Year: Anthony Joshua vs. Wladimir Klitschko, Round 5
Round of the Year – Round 5, Klitschko vs Joshua
In what was Anthony Joshua crowning moment as a heavyweight boxer was not without a fright as Wladimir Klitschko sent Joshua to the canvas in the fifth round that deafened a sold-out crowd at Wembley Stadium. Joshua, a charismatic British gold medalist Olympian appeared to be running rough shot all over Klitschko who just looked a step behind in heightened age at nearly 40 years-old.
What we got in return was a dramatic moment in which Joshua arose from the canvas and had to contemplate if he wanted to be mentioned amongst the world champions prior to him as he had to not just survive the round, but keep Klitschko honest enough to not get hit with his life-altering power punches.
The end result saw Joshua lose numerous rounds before stopping Klitschko late to catapult him into being one of the biggest stars in boxing and biggest star in the sport in Great Brittan.
Honorable Mention: Ivan Branchyk vs. Abel Ramos, Round 3