British heavyweight Anthony Joshua (27-3; 24 KOs) won the main event of the boxing evening in Saudi Arabia .
In a fight against Swede Otto Wallin (26-2; 14 KOs), the former world champion showed his best qualities. Having captured the center of the ring from the very beginning of the confrontation, “AJ” methodically attacked his opponent from a long distance. In fairness, it is worth noting that Wallin was sometimes able to counterattack, but this did not come as a surprise to Anthony.
The fifth round was especially difficult for the Swede, because during the exchange he missed a powerful side kick. Joshua was unable to finish off his opponent, but a cut on the nose and a deadlock on the battlefield forced Otto’s team to stop the fight between rounds. Convincing victory for the British.
IT'S OVER! OTTO WALLIN'S CORNER STOPS THE FIGHT!
ANTHONY JOSHUA WINS IN THE MAIN EVENT! #DayofReckoning pic.twitter.com/9cy8GaGxMA
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