American journalists appreciated the achievements and character of the two legends of world Boxing – “the Eternal” world champion under version WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko and one of the most dominant Champions in the division, Wladimir Klitschko.
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Thus, the established publication Cleveland.com included battles with the participation of Ukrainians in the top 25 best matches in the history of the heavyweight division. The fight with Vitali Lennox Lewis, which took place in 2003, ranked 13th.
The 2003 fight between Lennox Lewis and Vitali Klitschko had become simply stopping the British on the way to the match-revenge with Mike Tyson. However, Klitschko had other ideas. Vitali in the first round, defeated Lewis, forcing Lennox to do what he did not like to fight. Yes, he survived, but it was clear that Lennox is in for a real fight. It is likely that this fight would be at a higher place on our list, if not stop the fight because of the cut Ukrainian,
– explained his choice by the journalists.
In turn, the fight of Wladimir Klitschko Anthony Joshua, the last in 2017 took 10 place:
After the first three a few careful rounds of the fight Joshua: Klitschko, which was held in front of 90 thousand people at Wembley stadium, it seemed that the match will fail. But that all changed in the fourth round, when Joshua sent the rival to a knockout. But Ukrainians did not give up: already in the fifth Joshua was in deep knockout. It was a battle of two big athletes who firmly followed the selected plans. The younger Joshua was able to recover faster, winning by TKO in the 11th round and after completing this dramatic novel.
Top 10 fights in the history of the heavyweight division:
10. Anthony Joshua, Wladimir Klitschko (2017);
9. Muhammad Ali – George Foreman (1974);
8. Joe Louis – Billy Conn (1941);
7. George Foreman – Ron Lille (1976);
6. The Riddick Bowe – Evander Holyfield (1992);
5. Larry Holmes – Ken Norton (1978);
4. Jack Dempsey – Luis Firpo (1923);
3. Rocky Marciano – Jersey Walcott (1952);
2. Joe Frazier – Muhammad Ali (1971);
1. Muhammad Ali – Joe Frazier (1975).