Briton Anthony Joshua confidently dealt with Swede Otto Wallin.
Former world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua defeated Swede Otto Wallin in the main fight of the boxing evening, which took place on the night of December 24 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The fight ended in AJ's triumph after five rounds, as Wallin's team refused to continue the fight.
From the very beginning of the confrontation, the Briton seized the initiative and inflicted powerful and accurate blows on his opponent. The fifth round turned out to be the most successful for Joshua – after missing several times to the head, the Swede barely waited for the gong.
But Wallin didn’t come out for the sixth round. The Swede's corner signaled to the referee that he was unable to continue the fight. So the judge awarded Joshua the victory by technical knockout.
Review of the Joshua – Wallin fight
For Joshua, this victory was the 27th in his professional career (24 by knockout) and the third in a row after two defeats from the Ukrainian Alexander Usik, who took the championship belts from the Briton.
Wallin's track record includes 26 wins (14 by knockout) and two losses.
Earlier it was reported that Joshua admitted who he would root for in the Usyk-Fury fight .