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Anthony Joshua returns stronger than ever and knocks out Otto Wallin in the fifth round

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Saturday afternoon in the Middle East saw the return of Anthony Joshua and the fall of Deontay Wilder, which ruined plans to meet in 2024.

With luxury witnesses like Cristiano Ronaldo, Conor McGregorJoao Felix and fighters like Andy Ruiz and Amir Khan, Joshua continued to gain confidence and closed the year with a victory by knock out in five rounds, forcing Swede Otto Wallin to give up the fight that had been agreed for 12 rounds.

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Anthony Joshua dominated Otto Wallin at all times
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Joshua punished his opponent with powerful power blows that made him stagger and tricked him with feints to be able to land his best blows, especially to the face, until he could no longer continue.

Despite mental health problems, he assured that this second victory of the year is a sign that he is back and hopes to be able to close something interesting in the following months. He left his mark at 23-3 with 24 knockouts.

For his part, Deontay Wilder fell again. In what was one of his worst professional performances, the former champion world of Alabama He was surpassed by the New Zealander Joseph Parker on points (118-111, 118-110 and 120-108) and ruined the fight he had scheduled for March.

Wilder He could not release his fists and when he did, around the tenth round, his powerful right hand could not reach its destination, leaving the weight of the actions on Parker’s shoulders.

Joshua completed the victory in the fifth round
PHOTO: Anthony Joshua IG

The New Zealander, who was world champion in 2017, assured that with this victory he is back and hopes that 2024 will bring him pleasant surprises. For Wilder this was his third defeat.

In a lackluster fight, the World Boxing Association super champion, Dmitrii Bivoldefended the light heavyweight crown for the eleventh time, beating Englishman Lyndon Arthur with a wide decision unanimous.

Despite showing his skills and exact striking, and with a fall from Arthur in the 11th round, the Russian monarch could not end the fight early and went all the way to take the three cards with equal scores of 120-107 .

Bivol, who has victories over fighters of the caliber of Saul AlvarezGilberto Ramírez, Jean Pascal and Joe Smithrevealed after his presentation that his intention is to face the winner of the duel between Artur Beterbiev and Callum Smith (January 13, 2024) in search of the undisputed championship.

At cruiserweight, former champion Jai Opetaia excelled with an effective knockout over Ellis Zorro. Opetaia was forced to renounce the crown of the International Boxing Federation, days before this fight, because he refused to cancel this appointment. The IBF He wanted me to first face the obligatory Mairis Briedis.

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