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Anthony Joshua lands HUGE shots on Otto Wallin to lead to fifth round stoppage during Day of Reckoning main event… as British star produces vicious left-hook to send his opponent stumbling

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  • Anthony Joshua secured a stoppage victory over Otto Wallin on Saturday night 
  • The British star produced an emphatic fifth round that led to his eventual win 
  • Jarrell Miller has beef with Eddie Hearn as well as AJ… why we could be set for one of the feistiest bouts we’ve seen in years – The Hook

Anthony Joshua reminded the world about his immense power on Saturday night, as he produced an emphatic combination of shots to win his fight against Otto Wallin. 

The Day of Reckoning main event was waved off by the doctor’s after the fifth round after the British star landed some huge shots on his Swedish counterpart. 

Joshua caught Wallin coming inside and countered one of his strikes with a brilliant left-hook that sent the heavyweight stumbling backwards.

‘AJ’ immediately pounced on the opportunity and charged forward before landing a combination of strikes to the head and the body. 

With a minute left on the clock in the round, Joshua continued to apply the pressure as he landed brutal strikes with both the left and right. 

Anthony Joshua (R) produced a stunning combination of shots secure victory over Otto Wallin

Anthony Joshua (R) produced a stunning combination of shots secure victory over Otto Wallin

Joshua charged forward in the fifth round and landed some big punches to hurt his opponent

Joshua charged forward in the fifth round and landed some big punches to hurt his opponent

The referee waved it off in between rounds to see Joshua win the main event in Saudi Arabia

The referee waved it off in between rounds to see Joshua win the main event in Saudi Arabia

Wallin eventually recovered to see out the round, however, once he made it to the corner, doctors assessed him and deemed him unfit to continue.

Speaking after the fight, Joshua said: ‘I can’t grade my performance. My performance team will judge me and the fans at home will have a lot to say, so I’ll leave it up to them.

‘Not a throwback fight, just another fight. It was just another day in the office. All I want to be is victorious for as long as I can.

‘Otto is a true warrior. The corner play a huge role so their fighter can live to fight another day. I’m a gifted fighter and I use my gift. 

‘I’m searching for greatness. Ben Davison is a great addition to my goal. I’m sure you can see that today.’ 

Elsewhere on the night, Deontay Wilder was stunned by Joseph Parker in the card’s co-main event after the New Zealander triumphed via unanimous decision. 

Wallin was left with his back against the ropes as Joshua piled on the pressure

Wallin was left with his back against the ropes as Joshua piled on the pressure

Deontay Wilder (L) was defeated by Joseph Park in the card's co-main event on Saturday

Deontay Wilder (L) was defeated by Joseph Park in the card’s co-main event on Saturday

The New Zealander claimed victory over Wilder during the Day of Reckoning co-main event via unanimous decision, with judges scoring it 120-108, 118-11 and 118-110. 

It was an underwhelming performance from the American, who rarely looked like hurting his opponent during the thrilling event in Saudi. 

Afterwards, Matchroom Boxing chief Hearn slammed Wilder’s performance, as he told TNT Sports: ‘I said in the build-up I don’t rate him. Wilder had no idea, no clue. 

‘He lost every round. He had his hand up telling the referees he won the fight. He’s not right. That’s the reality.