Tony Bellew sends class tweet to Anthony Joshua after Wladimir Klitschko win

Boxing at Wembley Stadium

It is fair to say the fight between Wladimir Klitschko and Anthony Joshua did not disappoint.

The capacity crowd at Wembley witnessed a night which will go down as one of the greatest in the history of British boxing. A night where many, in years to come, will boast that they were fortunate enough to be there.

Klitschko, having been roundly underestimated in his return to the sport, boxed clinically throughout and was able to floor the former Olympic champion from Watford.

Despite his resounding position as favourite, Joshua often looked bereft of ideas, the size of the occasion looking to have affected him more than his experienced Ukrainian counterpart. 

However, AJ was able to summon astonishing power from nowhere in the 11th round. His savage uppercut was the catalyst which ultimately led to a crushing defeat for Klitschko. 

Many were waxing lyrical about the man who has now added the WBA world heavyweight title to his IBF crown, none more so than fellow boxer, Tony Bellew.

Bellew's tweet to Joshua

After last night's momentous events, the 34-year-old Liverpudlian posted a picture with AJ on Twitter accompanied by a lovely message.

Bellew wrote: "I couldn't be happier for this man! Every current British fighter owes him! A real role model for the kids of tomorrow and our great sport!"

This is praise indeed for a man not unfamiliar with great success in the same field. 

Joshua's on the rise

Bellew's comments highlight the seemingly bright future for British boxing. Joshua has become a pin up for many young individuals in this country and has captured the hearts and minds in a way which Bellew and his colleagues have been unable to do.

Could there be an ulterior motive to this statement, though? 

Having received the adulation of the crowd at Wembley, Joshua was quick to call out Tyson Fury for a boxing showdown which will already have many salivating. Fury having outpointed Joshua's opponent Klitschko in 2015.

Boxing at Wembley Stadium

Is it possible that Bellew's praise for Joshua is an attempt to gain favour in the hope of taking a shot at this already legendary young man? 

Bellew is in awe of Joshua

'The Bomber' was the WBC cruiserweight title holder from 2016 to 2017 and has previously held British, European and Commonwealth titles. His credentials are there for everyone to see and a fight between the two is surely not beyond the realms of possibility. 

It is clear that Bellew is equally aware and in awe of Anthony Joshua's brutal and clinical genius. Could he ever hold a candle to him? Stranger things have happened.

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