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Vitali Klitschko reveals what he thought about his brother's fight with Joshua

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The fallout from Anthony Joshua's stunning 11th round knockout victory over Wladimir Klitschko on Saturday is still dominating the headlines.

And so it should. It isn't often one of the most hyped up fights actually delivers a heavyweight clash in every sense of the word.

What the future holds for both boxers remains unclear. Klitschko has vowed to continue and the possibility of a rematch is certainly on the cards.

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However, Joshua has far more opportunities on the horizon with Joseph Parker, Deontay Wilder and even Tyson Fury all potential future opponents.

Who Klitschko would fight next if he fails to land a rematch with Joshua is much harder to determine, although he certainly proved his doubters wrong during the grueling Wembley encounter.

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Despite not having fought for over a year and now being 41-years-old, the Ukrainian showed little sign of ring-rust and by flattening Joshua for the first time in his career, proved he still has the power to cause trouble in the heavyweight division.

While many of the 90,000 crammed into Wembley were supporting the British, Klitschko wasn't completely alone and had his fiancée Hayden Panettiere and brother Vitali cheering him on.

Of course, Vitali Klitschko is a former world heavyweight champion too and he has revealed his verdict on the fight.

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Perhaps surprisingly considering the result, Vitali actually thought his brother put in the best performance of his career.

"I am very proud of my brother," Vitali Klitschko told Bild-Zeitung, as per Sky Sports.

"That was his best fight. Unfortunately, the result was wrong.

"He is not too old at the age of 41. He was very quick on his feet, he was great. I even found him better than Joshua who is 14 years younger."

Boxing at Wembley Stadium

If you put in a career best performance and still fall at the final hurdle, you can understand why there will be some who want Wladimir to walk away from the sport.

But retiring is not a decision that can be made lightly and Vitali insists he will support whatever his sibling chooses to do next.

He added: "No matter how Wladimir decides how he plans his future as a sportsman - I will support him with all his strength."

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