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Summary

  1. Anthony Joshua stops Wladimir Klitschko in 11th round of epic fight
  2. Briton retains IBF world heavyweight crown and secures WBA belt
  3. Resurgent Joshua knocked Klitschko down twice in 11th round
  4. Joshua down in sixth round after Klitschko right hook
  5. Joshua also put Klitschko down in fifth
  6. Joshua roared on by 90,000 fans at Wembley Stadium

Live Reporting

By Michael Emons

All times stated are UK

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  1. Thanks and goodbye

    How enjoyable was that? I absolutely loved it. Hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did.

    Remember, the fight will be replayed on the hour, every hour, on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra from 06:00 BST up until 10:00 BST.

    Thank you for joining us and for all your comments.

    The report is up on the BBC Sport website and stay across the website over the next couple of days for all the reaction pieces.

    We will end our coverage there, on an unforgettable night for Anthony Joshua and an unforgettable night for boxing.

    Until next time, bye for now.

    Finish
    Anthony Joshua
  2. 'You are a boxer's dream'

    Speaking of Fury...

  3. Where next for Joshua?

    Well, probably another sell-out at Wembley with 90,000 boxing fans watching.

    Wladimir Klitschko says he has a rematch clause in the contract, but will he ever exercise it? Is the boxing legend finished with the sport after that one?

    If Klitschko is done, then surely it will be one of only three other fighters to be standing opposite Joshua next.

    Tyson Fury, if he gets himself in shape, or one of the two men to hold other versions of world titles - American Deontay Wilder, the WBC title holder or New Zealander Joseph Parker, the WBO champion.

    Wembley
  4. 'It doesn't get much better'

    Luke Reddy

    BBC Sport boxing reporter at Wembley Stadium

    Joshua

    Anthony Joshua is still in there. Selfies galore, chanting, joy.

    American boxing writer Dan Rafael says: "It doesn't get much better than that. I'm glad I made this trip."

    What a privilege to be ringside. Truly epic on all fronts. My ears are ringing from the roars.

  5. 'Great radio'

    Anthony Joshua beats Wladimir Klitschko with 11th-round stoppage

    BBC Radio 5 live

  6. Lineker loved it

    Anthony Joshua beats Wladimir Klitschko with an 11th-round stoppage

  7. 'Will to win the most impressive thing'

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Some more quotes from Anthony Joshua's trainer Rob McCracken on 5 live, who was asked if there was any point he thought his man was going to lose.

    "100% when he got knocked down (in the sixth), when he got hit with the biggest punch in his career," says McCracken. "But we knew he could regroup and if he stayed with me and listened to me I would get him through it. 

    "We have drilled him for 12 weeks. He has hated it but I have been lucky - this is the stuff dreams are made of. 

    "His will to win and determination has been the most impressive thing for us. He was getting mobbed a bit in the ring at the end but he is a great person. No-one deserves it more than AJ."

    Lawrence Lustig
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    Anthony Joshua beats Wladimir Klitschko with 11th-round stoppage

    Meer Shah: Crikey! An action-packed match all round with a victory for @anthonyfjoshua. The fight of his life, well fought.

    Robert Tufnell: Best fight I've ever seen! Really hoping for a Joshua VS Fury fight next.

    Paul Mulligan: Surprised two judges had #Joshua ahead. I made it all square before 11 - as close a fight as I've seen. 

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    Call in now to get on to the Stephen Nolan show. The magical number is 08085 909693 to have your say. You can listen along by pressing the play button at the top of this page.

  10. 'Amazing'

    Anthony Joshua beats Wladimir Klitschko with an 11th-round stoppage.

    Former world number one golfer Lee Westwood had good seats at Wembley Stadium.

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  11. Listen again

    Anthony Joshua beats Wladimir Klitschko with 11th-round stoppage

    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    Want to listen to that again? I don't blame you.

    Luckily, BBC Radio 5 live sports extra has come to your rescue as they will be replaying the whole fight in its entirety on every hour from 06:00 BST to 10:00 BST.

    Want to listen to the fight four more times? Well, now is your chance.

  12. 'Fights are won in the gym'

    BBC Radio 5 live

    More from Anthony Joshua on BBC Radio 5 live: "There's been many a time in training when we go into the 11th round and Rob McCracken has said 'all right, next one' 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."

    Klitschko
  13. 'I came to hurt him'

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Anthony Joshua on Radio 5 live: "I knew it was possible to hurt him but I am learning round by round. I'm learning under the bright lights. 

    "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 going back to my council flat with my family to eat some good food. I'm not going anywhere. I'm coming back to Wembley. For the first time here, thank you and for the second I'll look forward to seeing you here again."

  14. 'Joshua has a great chin'

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Promoter Eddie Hearn on BBC Radio 5 live: "There's a lot of hype in this sport but they delivered. There were points when I thought it was over for both fighters but Joshua came roaring back from somewhere. 

    "He has a great chin - we didn't know that before but we do now - and he has a heart like a lion.

    "He was hit by the kitchen sink by one of the hardest hitters in the heavyweight division, and he took everything and came back to win."

    AJ
  15. We continue on 5 live

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    Listen to BBC Radio 5 live now as the analysis continues, and punters have a chance to get in touch as well.

    Remember, press the play button at the top of this page to listen along.

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  16. 'Joshua now a global star'

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Promoter Eddie Hearn on BBC Radio 5 live: "To go down on the floor and then get up and beat a great champion to win one of the best heavyweight fights of all time is sensational.

    "He's proved he has charisma, heart, speed and power and he will entertain not only the British public but the public around the world for years to come."

  17. 'We believed it would happen'

    Anthony Joshua beats Wladimir Klitschko with an 11th-round stoppage

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Joshua's trainer Rob McCracken: "He had to come back from the knockdown to regroup but he rallied and it's a testament to Anthony's ability.

    "We got to four rounds to go and knew we needed every round and then by round 11 Klitschko was really slowing up. Joshua found the shots - he always does. 

    "There were times where he showed his inexperience but he learned and showed he isn't just a prospect. He can turn around fights and that will help him so much in his career.

    "We believed it would happen in round 11 or round 12. 

    "He showed heart and courage. He answered a lot of questions tonight."

  18. The Terminator is impressed

    Anthony Joshua beats Wladimir Klitschko with an 11th-round stoppage

    Arnold Schwarzenegger has had a ringside seat at Wembley Stadium... and has loved it.

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  19. Get Involved #bbcboxing

    Anthony Joshua beats Wladimir Klitschko with an 11th-round stoppage

    David Corless: Wow. Hats off @anthonyfjoshua: Heart. Desire. Pride. Klitchsko? The same. Best fight in years..

    Jonathan Bradshaw: Thanks #bbcboxing for your amazing coverage of #joshuaklitschko - Had to follow on the app as in the USA but you did a great job.

    Jon Salinger: Where does that fight rank in Heavyweight boxing history? Has to be in the Top 10!

  20. 'The best man won'

    Anthony Joshua beats Wladimir Klitschko with an 11th-round stoppage

    Any talk of Anthony Joshua versus Tyson Fury may have to be shelved for a bit, as Wladimir Klitschko says he has a rematch clause to fight Joshua again.

    However, the Ukrainian does add that he needs to take some time to "figure out" what happened. He is 41 and now lost his last two fights, albeit over a space of 16 months. Will we see him in a ring again?

    Speaking to Sky Sports, he added:"The best man won tonight and it's a massive event for boxing.

    "Two gentleman 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." 

    Klitschko