Already recognized around the globe as one of the number one heavyweight bouts of modern era, Joshua vs Klitschko combat actually hints at golden-age boxing. Yes, it really boasts fantastic resemblance.
Photographers caught the moment instantly following the concluding Saturday’s knockdown of Joshua’s brilliant 11th-round stoppage of Ukrainian sportsman Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium, in which the rivals can be seen striking very similar poses to those of legendary Sonny Liston and Muhammad Ali in their own 1965 title bout.
Ali has Liston knocked out during the first minute of the first round in that match-up, right before standing over his defeated foe and yelling at him to get up and resume fighting. The given scene happened to be one of the most legendary sporting images of all time.
Unlike Liston and Ali, the similar levels of enmity in the build-up and afterwards haven’t been shared by Joshua and Klitschko.