Wladimir Klitschko vows to return following loss to Anthony Joshua

"He'll have a couple of weeks to see what his future holds but I think Wladimir is lifted by the respect that was given to him not only by the fight community but also by fans around the world".

Anthony Joshua is unlikely to forget his meeting with Wladimir Klitschko any time soon. As sports promoter Barry Hearn told the Sun, Joshua could be a bigger brand name than David Beckham.

"The way he won confirmed it to me".

His next opponent remains a blur, but Hearn believes that Joshua now needs to go global if he is to target the bigger purses on a grander scale, with Deontay Wilder a possibility as well as a rematch with Klitschko. I wouldn't have. I would have had him out of there in that 6th round. After a long pro career that now spans two decades, it is telling that last weekend saw Klitschko's most memorable fight happen, and it was one in which he lost. "He knows everything he did".

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He said his victory over Klitschko, in which he overcame a sixth-round knockdown, showed he "can knock anyone out".

However, Ortiz is not entirely confident that he will be given the fight against Joshua. I thought, "this is it, he's not coming back". He s back in training and he s getting into shape and that s good for boxing, so I hope that he comes back to his very best. I want to get stronger. Just like that the 27 year old Joshua became the man in the heavyweight division.

While Joshua and Ukrainian veteran Klitschko retained a respectful tone towards one another both before and after their epic fight, the same can not be said of Joshua's relationship with Fury which has been marked by a series of back-and-forth taunts.

If he is then it is a sequel people would definitely want to see.

His fight and subsequent victory against Klitschko was closely monitored and celebrated in Nigeria.

Joshua - who grew up on the Meriden estate - joined the club to avoid some "trouble on the streets", though Mr Murphy said he rarely had any trouble with him, only occasionally having to stop him chatting to other boxers.

But the Ukrainian's performance was equally as memorable as Joshua's.

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