He came to show what he was about, that he still had it.
This fight lived up to its billing. "We will give the world the biggest fight in 500 years".
Klitschko recovered from tasting canvas in the fifth to send Joshua to a first career knockdown a round later, although the Ukrainian veteran could not capitalise and the Brit was able to recover ahead of his late onslaught.
Previously, Joshua had never been past the seventh round.
"Everything going well [a win against Cojanu], we will be taking Joe overseas", Barry told Newshub.
After Saturday's fight, Joshua had called out Fury, who dethroned Klitschko in 2015 but was subsequently forced to vacate his belts due to a number of issues outside the ring. He finally began to gather his legs underneath him and, as the two traded in the 11th round, landed the punch that changed everything.
Klitschko suddenly looked old and the end seemed nigh as Joshua roared in to finish the job but that was when he found his champion's spirit in his desperation, landing a big left of his own to leave Joshua in real peril.
"As I said from the get-go, it will be a boxing classic and the best man will win", Joshua said.
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He maintained that this is the reason why they see each other everyday. Chow restaurant in Beverly Hills on April 20, reports Us Weekly .
Joshua, 27, from the United Kingdom, has 19 knockouts in as many fights.
"As I've said, I am not ideal but I'm trying. If you don't take part, you fail".
The UK-based boxer born to Nigerian parents said his heart still belongs to Nigeria despite being rejected by the country's boxing officials many years ago. I'm only going to improve. "Boxing's about character, and when you go to the trenches, that's when you find out who you are".
Klitschko has now lost his last two fights, albeit over a space of 16 months.
"The best man won and it's an fantastic event for boxing. It's really sad I didn't make it tonight". "I was planning to do it but it didn't work", Klitschko said. Now at 41 years old, with back to back losses for the first time in his career, many are wondering if the younger Klitschko brother will decide to hang up the boxing gloves.
Tyson Fury has told Anthony Joshua he is ready to fight after watching his British rival become the WBA and IBF champion.
Joshua maintains his unbeaten record as a result.