This Is Why Wladmir Klitschko's Brother Vitali Tried To Fight Anthony Joshua After His Win

It was all a misunderstanding

You probably didn't notice, but amidst the scenes of jubilation following Anthony Joshua's heavyweight win against Wladmir Klitschko the British champion was almost caught in another titanic tussle with his opponent's brother.

Vitali stormed towards Joshua soon after the clash, and had to be held back by members of both camps. Promoter Eddie Hearn said that he had no idea what exactly it was that set the older Klitschko brother off.

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But now Wladmir's personal cutman, Jacob 'Stitch' Duran, has revealed that it was all down to a misinterpretation.

Speaking to BoxingNewsOnline.net, he said: "Johnathon [Banks, Wladimir's trainer] was telling me something had happened. Johnathon's response was when someone speaks real fast to him [Vitali], and maybe with a British accent, he responds according to what he hears,"

"So I think Anthony Joshua, went over to congratulate Wladimir and said 'effing good fight' and Vitali picked up on just 'effing,' that's what JB was telling me. He said he had to come in between them, he and Joshua have a good relationship and [Banks] stepped in…"

A good thing, too – we're not sure Joshua would have had another fight in him.