Superstar boxer Anthony Joshua added the  WBA world heavyweight title to his trophy case after beating Wladimir Klitschko.

The fight looked set to be determined by points, until Joshua landed a clinical uppercut in the 11th round that sent the veteran boxer to the ground.

It was a thrilling end to a match witnessed by over 90,000 people at the Wembley Stadium in London.

It was not all defeat for Klitschko, as he showed that even had 41, he could still compete at the very top. The defeat was only the 5th of his 19-year career.

At the time of the stoppage, Joshua was up 96-93 and 95-93 on two cards, with Klitschko leading 95-93 on the other.

The win keeps Joshua’s professional record blemish-free, now standing at 19-0

Joshua said to BBC Radio 5 Live after the bout: “I don’t come to box, I come to hurt people. With all due respect, I came to hurt him.

“At the end of the day, I figured out what I had to do and got him done. I’m coming back to Wembley. I’ll look forward to seeing you here again.

“There’s been many a time in training when we go into the 11th round and I’m tired but I know I have to keep it up because I have to go the distance.

“I showed tonight that fights are won in the gym. It gets tough and boxing isn’t easy. You have to have the whole package.”

Joshua also used the opportunity to request a fight with fellow British boxer, Tyson Fury. 

“Tyson Fury, where (are) you at baby?” asked Joshua. “Come on, is that what you want to see? I enjoy fighting. I love fighting. Tyson Fury I know he has been talking a lot and wants to come back and compete.

“I want to give 90,000 people another chance to come back and watch some boxing here,” he said.

Fury has already accepted the request, writing on Twitter: “Let’s dance.”

Klitschko on his part, admitted that Joshua was the better man on the day.  “The best man won tonight and it’s a massive event for boxing.

“Two gentlemen fought each other. Anthony was better today. It’s really sad I didn’t make it tonight.

“I was planning to do it, it didn’t work. But all the respect to Anthony, congratulations,” he said.