Anthony Joshua talks us through the key moments in his epic win over Wladimir Klitschko

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Where were you when Anthony Joshua beat Wladimir Klitschko in their Wembley Stadium epic that lasted until the 11th round?

This was a heavyweight fight for the ages. The new, young champion Joshua, against the vast experience and skill of Klitschko.

People were hoping the fight would live up to its billing and hype. It definitely did.

Both fighters were excellent, with the result looking like it could be anybody's at different points in the fight. Both were knocked down. Both got back up again. There was little to separate the two fighters, but Joshua did eventually win in the 11th round after the referee stepped in to save Klitschko from another Joshua onslaught.

In a lengthy piece for the Evening Standard, Joshua explained what he thought were the three key moments of the fight that eventually led to him winning, including when he was knocked down by Klitschko, who became the first person to knock the Brit down.

Indeed, Joshua is of the mind that this moment was pivotal in setting up his eventual win, but thinks the first turning point of the fight was when he knocked Klitschko down in round five.

He said: “When he hit the canvas the crowd roared and I lifted my arms up. I let it get to me in that moment and there was an explosion of energy.

“I knew I could take him out early but I was too eager and used up too much energy. I had to recover that."

It's interesting to see that Joshua thought this moment got to him too much. Indeed, following this event, Klitschko had the upper hand, leading him to knocking Joshua down in the sixth round - the second key moment in the match according to Joshua.

"Knockdown?! I slipped! Honestly, it was because I got lazy and I was tired from that fifth-round onslaught. It was a good punch but not enough to keep me down. So you get knocked down, you get up, you keep on going and you come out on top."

After both fighters had been knocked down, the fight became very close. Either could have gone on and won it. Joshua believes, however, that it was the words from his trainer in the ninth round that helped push him over the line in the end.

"The key part I remembered was that in the ninth round Rob McCracken (trainer) told me it was now a four-round fight and that's when I started to come on strong again. I thought it was even at that point but it was closer than I wanted it to be and I wanted to dominate."

To be honest, the three key moments in the fight picked out by Joshua would likely be picked by almost anybody.

These were definitely the turning points in what was a fight that will be fondly remembered by boxing fans the world over.

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