Anthony Joshua beats Vladmir Klischko in the 11th round, holds IBF &WBA belts (pics)

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Anthony Joshua

British heavyweight retains world title after rollercoaster contest at Wembley 

 Klitschko stopped in 11th round after both fighters suffered knockdowns

Anthony Joshua has become the unified heavyweight champion of the world by adding the WBA belt to his IBF title with an 11th-round stoppage of Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley stadium

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The 27-year-old Briton was knocked down in the sixth round but showed determination to bounce back and twice had Klitschko on the canvas in the penultimate round before the referee stepped in.

The official scorecards are in. Ringside judges Don Trella and Nelson Vazquez had Joshua ahead by scores of 96-93 and 95-93, respectively, at the time of the stoppage. Steve Weisfeld had Klitschko ahead 95-93.

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