Note: This is my Crunch Time column I wrote for the May 4 issue of the Cheney Free Press.
Saturday, April 29 will go down as a “knockout” for boxing fans.
In one of the most anticipated heavyweight bouts in recent years, International Boxing Federation champion and British fighter Anthony Joshua successfully defended his title against former heavyweight titleholder Wladimir Klitschko after he stopped him in the 11th round of their fight.
In addition to keeping his title, Joshua claimed the World Boxing Association and International Boxing Organization heavyweight belts in the process. Joshua (19-0, 19 KOs), who is less than four years into his professional boxing career, became the first fighter in 13 years to finish Klitschko.
The fight between Joshua and Klitschko was heralded by boxing fans as one of the best bouts in years.
For me, the bout was like something out of a boxing movie. After the two traded punches for four rounds, Joshua came out fast and furious in the fifth and sent Klitschko to the canvas.
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