But Klitschko recovered, rallied and sent Joshua crashing to the canvas in the sixth in what was the Briton’s first-ever knockdown in professional boxing.

We’re labourers and entertainers.” The 36-year-old Frenchman Takam, who was born in Cameroon, has never previously fought for a world title but lost to WBO champion Joseph Parker before New Zealander’s title reign began, and he said: “This will change my life.

Anthony Joshua’s thrilling heavyweight victory against Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium broke the British Box Office record on pay-per-view, according to promoter Eddie Hearn.

“We’re going to have to put that Klitschko win to the side at some stage,” Joshua said. “Carlos is a completely different animal to Klitschko.

In terms of style, technique and preparation, everything’s completely different. I’m still grinding, I’m still hungry.” Saturday’s fight, which comes 24 years after Lennox Lewis and Frank Bruno fought for the WBC heavyweight title at Cardiff’s National Stadium, takes place with Joshua and Takam having had less than a fortnight to prepare for each other following Kubrat Pulev’s withdrawal.

“Breath-taking, emotion, heart, ups and downs, both fighters on the deck and then a young fighter who looked like he'd emptied the tank," said Hearn on Saturday night's London thriller.

“He'd looked like he'd almost run out of ideas and he was done and just somehow found something from within to come back and knock out Wladimir Klitschko." Hearn added: “Anthony Joshua is learning on the job.My mindset’s completely different, and it’s going to be a completely different fight. “My trainer Rob Mc Cracken has always taught me to focus on myself, my own personal development, rather than the opponent,” Joshua said.“He’s never trained me for just one style of opponent.The Ukrainian boxer, 41, and his actress fiancée, 27, appeared to put last night's loss behind them as they enjoyed a dinner date at Roka Restaurant in London on Sunday.Not straying far from his lover, Klitschko styled a baseball cap and huge sunglasses which covered his face following his defeat to the 27-year-old in the 11th round.It was his 19th consecutive victory as well as his 19th straight knockout win.