This incredible timelapse captures the work that went into transforming Wembley Stadium into a venue fit to host one of the biggest boxing contests in recent times.
The team responsible for erecting the ring and structure began work at 08:00 on Thursday morning and had dissembled and removed all the equipment shortly after noon on the day after Joshua stopped Klitschko in the 11th round.
Impressive as the timelapse may be, the truly astonishing work that night came from two world class athletes.
Anthony Joshua, a relative novice, fought to victory against the experienced former champion Wladimir Klitschko in a fight for the ages.
The fight began as a cagey affair with both boxers trying to find their range. The first four rounds passed with a few shots being landed, but nothing to prepare us for what we were about to witness.
Joshua came out fast in the fifth and had put his rival on the canvas with a significant amount of time left in the round.
However, the 27-year-old was overly eager to stop Klitschko and had punched himself out with over a minute to spare. Klitschko finished the round stronger with AJ against the ropes.
In the sixth, it was Klitschko’s turn to drop Joshua with a thudding right hand. However, the Brit was able to stand up and somehow managed to see the round out.
After the excitement midway through the bout, it wasn’t until the 11th that we would really be lifted from our seats again. Joshua had regained full concentration at this point, while the older Klitschko ailed.
After a devastating uppercut from Joshua, the finishing job began.
After felling the giant Ukrainian once with a flurry of punches, Joshua put him down for a second time in the round with a big left hook. The referee called an end to fight shortly after Klitschko got to his feet as the onslaught continued.
Watch the incredible timelapse in the video below.
In his post-fight interview, Joshua called out Fury, willing him to get back in the ring so they can create another phenomenal night of boxing. However, with Tyson Fury out of action and with no license to box, it is most likely Joshua’s next fight will be a mandatory challenger.
Should Fury get himself back to the form he showed against Klitschko in November 2015, an all-British bout would surely be one of the most anticipated fights in this nation’s history.
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