In less than 12-hours Anthony Joshua will battle Wladimir Klitschko; Here’s all you need to know about the fight
In less than 12-hours, the much anticipated Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko fight will go down on Saturday April 29, 2017 as they battle for the IBF heavyweight world title at Wembley Stadium, London. The fight becomes the second boxing event to be staged at the national football stadium after Carl Froch knocked out George Groves in a rematch in May 2014.
Anthony Joshua is an undefeated British fighter who weighed over 113 kgs and while Vladimir weighed just under 109 kgs. Joshua will be defending his title and bidding to add the vacant WBA and IBO crowns in front of a crowd of 90,000 at Wembley Stadium while Klitschko has said “I just have this feeling this is my night.
It’s a big step for AJ. He hasn’t fought this type of quality of fighter yet. It’s going to be challenging for him but challenging for me as well.” US television rights sold for almost £2.4m, with Showtime and HBO sharing the rights while both fighters could pocket over £15million each on the night.