It's rare these days that an event hyped up beyond belief not only delivers on it's promise, but surpasses expectation with the eyes of the world on it, but that can be said of Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko, as nobody who watched it left with anything other than total satisfaction.
And it felt like one of those moments that had gripped the attention of the masses as everyone was transfixed on the events that were unfolding at Wembley.
It will go down as a classic, and such was the level of quality on show coupled with the respect each fighter held for their opponent, it was just a really good night for the sport, and heavyweight boxing in particular.
Anthony Joshua's next step looks likely to coincide with Tyson Fury's return to action, as he called Fury out in his post-fight interview in the ring. Sure enough, the response didn't take long.
— TYSON2FASTFURY (@Tyson_Fury) April 29, 2017
But Tyson Fury wasn't the only one happy to see the young Englishman overcome the challenge of Klitschko. Deyontay Wilder had a front-row seat as he did a bit of punditry for Sky Box Office and he too was quick to let Joshua know that he wants to get involved.
— Deontay Wilder (@BronzeBomber) April 30, 2017
On social media, the reaction was overwhelming. #JoshuaKlitschko showed just how far flung the audience for this titanic clash was, and it produced some outstanding stuff.
— SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) April 29, 2017
— Anthony Joshua (@anthonyfjoshua) April 29, 2017
— Nicola Adams (@NicolaAdamsOBE) April 29, 2017
If Klitschko had all that on the USB he's an even bigger Legend in my book! #JoshuaKlitchsko
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) April 29, 2017
— Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) April 29, 2017
After all the cheers for Joshua and Klitschko, the boos for Eddie Hearn just feel...right. #JoshuaKlitchsko
— Patrick Wyman (@Patrick_Wyman) April 29, 2017
— Mitchell Jones (@mitchelljones) April 29, 2017
— ♛Ilyaz Mamadaliyev♛ (@Official_ilyaz) April 29, 2017
Wow what a fight ,heavyweight boxing is back , both men amazing athletes credit to boxing ? #JoshuaKlitchsko
— Jason Quigley (@jay_quigley) April 29, 2017
— Shay Given (@No1shaygiven) April 29, 2017
Great fight and perfect ending! Well done Anthony Joshua ? #JoshuaKlitchsko
— Michael Conlan (@mickconlan11) April 29, 2017
— Sugar Ray Leonard (@SugarRayLeonard) April 29, 2017
Have to say this has been the best £19.95 value of Sport I have ever bought ...... #JoshuaKlitchsko
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) April 29, 2017
— BBC Three (@bbcthree) April 29, 2017
I think @anthonyfjoshua might take some beating for BBC Sport Personality Of The Year.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) April 29, 2017
Great fight that. Klitschko what an effort. Joshua answered lots of questions tonight. What a finish. ????
— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) April 29, 2017
Amazing they speak with such composure so soon post-fight. I can't speak at all for about 15 mins after a gym class these days.
— Richie Sadlier (@RichieSadlier) April 29, 2017
Crackin round but it's a lot of weight to carry and AJ looking too gassed! Can't get to excited! #JoshuaKlitchsko
— Lennox Lewis (@LennoxLewis) April 29, 2017
Congratz to @anthonyfjoshua amazing athlete and humble champion!!!
— Demetrious Johnson (@MightyMouseUFC) April 29, 2017
You cant question big @anthonyfjoshua heart and balls now! What a fight
— Carl Frampton MBE (@RealCFrampton) April 29, 2017
Congratulations to @anthonyfjoshua you will be the savior of the heavyweight division. Klitschko was and will always be a great champion.
— Oscar De La Hoya (@OscarDeLaHoya) April 29, 2017