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Tyson Fury promises to 'spank' Anthony Joshua in fight

British boxer Anthony Joshua right reacts after flooring Ukrainian boxer Wladimir Klitschko during their fight for Joshua's IBF and the vacant WBA Super World and IBO heavyweight titles at Wembley Stadium in London Saturday RESPECT! Best Twitter reactions to Joshua victory over Klitschko
Eleena Tovar | 04 May, 2017, 16:25

Klitschko was already coming off a tough loss when he entered the ring, a twelve round decision that he dropped to Tyson Fury in a major upset in November 2015.

"But, OK, Joshua showed that he can come back, as did Wladimir before". I enjoy fighting. I love fighting.

"I knew it was possible to hurt him but I am learning round by round", he said.

Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn revealed the heavyweight next plans to fight towards the year's end.

Fury, 28, is also unbeaten as a professional, with 18 knockouts in 25 fights, but surrendered his world heavyweight titles in an effort to focus on his mental health problems and is now without a boxing licence and out of condition. "You've got tunnel vision and after the fight you can embrace everyone".

Joshua, meanwhile, now boasts a ideal 19-0 record following his win over Klitschko, with all of the 27-year-old's victories coming inside the distance.

He staged the feat in front of 90,000 fans at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, reported Reuters.

Britain's Lennox Lewis, a former world heavyweight champion sitting ringside, tweeted that Klitschko should hold his head high.

Joshua in the 6th round had his first professional fall to the canvass and looked close to surrendering his unbeaten record his late bombardment forced the stoppage of the bout.

The build up to the fight didn't turn into the war of words that a lot of fights seem to have slipped into in recent times as the pair chose to concentrate on what happened in the ring.

"The best man won tonight and it's an fantastic moment for boxing".

American boxing great Sugar Ray Leonard described the encounter as an "an awesome fight, with two great fighters", adding, "Lot of heart by both fighters".

"Anthony was better today than I. It's really sad that I didn't make it tonight".

"I'm happy, if anything, that it was a great fight, because there was a lot of hype, a lot of attention around the fight, and I'm glad it lived up to expectations. But all the respect to Anthony, congratulations", he said.

Fury responded on Twitter: "Well done Anthony Joshua, good fight, you had life and death with Klitschko and I played with the guy, let's dance".

"I could have done more to finish him off after he went down, but I was pretty sure "This is going to be my night" so I took my time".

"As boxing states, you leave your ego at the door and you respect your opponent. So a massive shout out to Wladimir Klitschko", he said.