10 Thoughts Regarding Last Night;
1/ Boxing was ultimately a big winner, particularly in the U.K. When the general public switch on and turn up in droves, this is the kind of fight they need to see.
2/ I was utterly convinced that Joshua was done in the 6th. He may still be relatively green, resembling Frank Bruno at times, defenceless and ‘gassed’ but he clearly possesses something that Frank never had. Recuperative powers and that champion’s ‘x-factor’.
3/ Klitschko was rightfully ahead before the finish and the two cards that had him trailing were an all too predictable travesty.
4/ It was a highly entertaining scrap that lived up to the huge hype but I saw more skills and subtlety watching Timothy Witherspoon shadow boxing the other night than I did throughout 11 rounds at Wembley.
5/ If Klitschko never fights again then I think this a fine alternative spin on his legacy. Going out on his shield in a thriller. History will be kinder to him.