Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko picture special

  • Anthony Joshua won one of the biggest fights in recent British boxing history against Wladimir Klitschko 
  • A back and forth contest saw Joshua recover from a temporary setback and win with an 11th round stoppage 
  • Sportsmail has selected the best photographs from the spectacle at Wembley on Saturday evening 

Amitai Winehouse For Mailonline

Anthony Joshua overcame the challenge of Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley on Saturday evening in one of the most highly anticipated and hard fought bouts in the last few decades.

As much a spectacle as a sporting contest, Joshua and Klitschko traded blows back and forth under the gaze of the spectators, which included some of the world’s best sports photographers gathered at ringside.

Sportsmail has taken a look at the best snaps from a sensational night at Wembley and gathered them for your enjoyment. 

The iconic photograph of the night captures Anthony Joshua's stunning uppercut on his Ukrainian foe Wladimir Klitschko 

The iconic photograph of the night captures Anthony Joshua's stunning uppercut on his Ukrainian foe Wladimir Klitschko 

The iconic photograph of the night captures Anthony Joshua’s stunning uppercut on his Ukrainian foe Wladimir Klitschko 

Joshua's face was televised to the thousands of fans inside the arena shortly before he made his entrance

Joshua's face was televised to the thousands of fans inside the arena shortly before he made his entrance

Joshua’s face was televised to the thousands of fans inside the arena shortly before he made his entrance

Joshua emerges from between two giant symbols representing his initials that were set on fire ahead of his entrance

Joshua emerges from between two giant symbols representing his initials that were set on fire ahead of his entrance

Joshua emerges from between two giant symbols representing his initials that were set on fire ahead of his entrance

Klitschko is rocked by Joshua's high tempo and powerful start to the encounter in the squared circle at Wembley

Klitschko is rocked by Joshua's high tempo and powerful start to the encounter in the squared circle at Wembley

Klitschko is rocked by Joshua’s high tempo and powerful start to the encounter in the squared circle at Wembley

Klitschko has to receive treatment for a cut on his eye after a brutal beginning to Saturday night's contest

Klitschko has to receive treatment for a cut on his eye after a brutal beginning to Saturday night's contest

Klitschko has to receive treatment for a cut on his eye after a brutal beginning to Saturday night’s contest

Joshua celebrates in the fifth round after he downed Klitschko, not realising the difficulties he still had ahead of him

Joshua celebrates in the fifth round after he downed Klitschko, not realising the difficulties he still had ahead of him

Joshua celebrates in the fifth round after he downed Klitschko, not realising the difficulties he still had ahead of him

Klitschko recovered from being sent to the floor and managed to respond to Joshua over the next few rounds

Klitschko recovered from being sent to the floor and managed to respond to Joshua over the next few rounds

Klitschko recovered from being sent to the floor and managed to respond to Joshua over the next few rounds

The 41-year-old connects with a brutal left hook during the fight as Joshua looks to be heading towards a shock defeat

The 41-year-old connects with a brutal left hook during the fight as Joshua looks to be heading towards a shock defeat

The 41-year-old connects with a brutal left hook during the fight as Joshua looks to be heading towards a shock defeat

Joshua hits the floor, with Klitschko also fading, as the fight swings back and forth at Wembley on Saturday

Joshua hits the floor, with Klitschko also fading, as the fight swings back and forth at Wembley on Saturday

Joshua hits the floor, with Klitschko also fading, as the fight swings back and forth at Wembley on Saturday

Joshua managed to recover from his earlier setback in the fight and take the fight to Klitschko on Saturday

Joshua managed to recover from his earlier setback in the fight and take the fight to Klitschko on Saturday

Joshua managed to recover from his earlier setback in the fight and take the fight to Klitschko on Saturday

The Ukrainian is noticably taken aback by one of Joshua's flying fists during the figh at the home of football

The Ukrainian is noticably taken aback by one of Joshua's flying fists during the figh at the home of football

The Ukrainian is noticably taken aback by one of Joshua’s flying fists during the figh at the home of football

Klitschko holds onto Joshua's legs as he tries to avoid hitting the canvas during the closing stages of the fight

Klitschko holds onto Joshua's legs as he tries to avoid hitting the canvas during the closing stages of the fight

Klitschko holds onto Joshua’s legs as he tries to avoid hitting the canvas during the closing stages of the fight

Joshua watches over Dr Steelhammer as he falls to the mat en route to the British fighter's victory on Saturday

Joshua watches over Dr Steelhammer as he falls to the mat en route to the British fighter's victory on Saturday

Joshua watches over Dr Steelhammer as he falls to the mat en route to the British fighter’s victory on Saturday

Remind you of anyone? Joshua stands over his downed foe in a snap that has brought forth memories of Muhammad Ali

Remind you of anyone? Joshua stands over his downed foe in a snap that has brought forth memories of Muhammad Ali

Remind you of anyone? Joshua stands over his downed foe in a snap that has brought forth memories of Muhammad Ali

He is shepherded away from Klitschko by the referee as the official tries to break up the action with Klitschko on the floor

He is shepherded away from Klitschko by the referee as the official tries to break up the action with Klitschko on the floor

He is shepherded away from Klitschko by the referee as the official tries to break up the action with Klitschko on the floor

The wily former world champion tries to rise to his feet while the referee counts but he is unable to make a recovery

The wily former world champion tries to rise to his feet while the referee counts but he is unable to make a recovery

The wily former world champion tries to rise to his feet while the referee counts but he is unable to make a recovery

Joshua celebrates in the ring with his entourage after winning one of the most important clashes in British boxing history

Joshua celebrates in the ring with his entourage after winning one of the most important clashes in British boxing history

Joshua celebrates in the ring with his entourage after winning one of the most important clashes in British boxing history

Klitschko shows off his battle scar after the fight, a wound above his left eye that received treatment during the contest

Klitschko shows off his battle scar after the fight, a wound above his left eye that received treatment during the contest

Klitschko shows off his battle scar after the fight, a wound above his left eye that received treatment during the contest

Joshua poses with his belts and the team behind the dream after his stunning victory at Wembley on Saturday

Joshua poses with his belts and the team behind the dream after his stunning victory at Wembley on Saturday

Joshua poses with his belts and the team behind the dream after his stunning victory at Wembley on Saturday

London mayor Sadiq Khan also had an opportunity to pose with Joshua after his sterling achievement in his home city

London mayor Sadiq Khan also had an opportunity to pose with Joshua after his sterling achievement in his home city

London mayor Sadiq Khan also had an opportunity to pose with Joshua after his sterling achievement in his home city

Joshua celebrates with his friends and family in the small hours at Wembley Stadium following an incredible night

Joshua celebrates with his friends and family in the small hours at Wembley Stadium following an incredible night

Joshua celebrates with his friends and family in the small hours at Wembley Stadium following an incredible night

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