“This guy has had 18 professional fights and, although he won Olympic gold, he hardly has any amateur experience compared some of these other seasoned guys. “To be exposed in front of 90,000 people with your lack of experience is brutal but to come through the other side is just one of the most remarkable performances I've ever seen.” On the possibility of a rematch, Hearn explained: “If fans want to see a rematch then I would say there's a very good chance that be met.
Not straying far from his lover, Klitschko styled a baseball cap and huge sunglasses which covered his face following his defeat to the 27-year-old in the 11th round.
But Klitschko recovered, rallied and sent Joshua crashing to the canvas in the sixth in what was the Briton’s first-ever knockdown in professional boxing.
Joshua held out, however, and eventually found the power and energy to see off the 41-year-old in a devastating onslaught in the penultimate round.
My mindset’s completely different, and it’s going to be a completely different fight. “My trainer Rob Mc Cracken has always taught me to focus on myself, my own personal development, rather than the opponent,” Joshua said.
“He’s never trained me for just one style of opponent.