Image of Brit standing over Ukrainian at Wembley last night similar to Ali’s celebration as he beat Sonny Liston in 1965
ANTHONY JOSHUA has been likened to the greatest boxer of all time Muhammad Ali after a picture of two strikingly similar knockouts went viral.
The Brit stopped Wladimir Klitschko in the 11th round at Wembley last night in one of the most enthralling fights in living memory.
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Having been floored in the sixth round by the big Ukrainian, he fought back to make it to the 11th round for the first time in his fledgling career, ending the fight with brutal uppercut.
But before it got to that point, AJ had sent the former two-time heavyweight champion of the world to the floor three times – twice in the 11th round just before the TKO, and once in the fifth round.
And as Joshua stood over his opponent in the fifth in front of a record 90,000 crowd at Wembley stadium, he was snapped with a focused glare looking down with menace.
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It did not take people long to notice the resemblance to Ali’s iconic photo as he towered over the felled Sonny Liston in their 1965 rematch in Maine.
The moment has now been immortalised as many believe the Watford-born 27-year-old can become as good as the American in the future.
As it happened, the picture itself was premature, as Klitschko got back to his feet to take a strong foothold in the following few rounds.
But once he was decked again by Joshua in the 11th, it was all over as referee David Fields ruled that the 41-year-old was unfit to continue.