Anthony Joshua Announces Venue And Dates For Next Two Fights

By Ikenga Chronicles July 6, 2018

World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua is definitely not ready yet to have his fights outside Wembley as he announced his next two fights for Wembley Stadium in September, 2018 and April, 2019.

Some have queried the Nigerian-born for not wanting to fight outside the British terrain.

However, Joshua will defend his WBA, IBF and WBO belts there on Sept. 22, and return to Wembley on April 13 with an official statement being expected.

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His promoter, Matchroom, was in negotiations with WBA mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin for September after dealings for a unification bout with WBC champion Deontay Wilder stalled.

Joshua’s successful challenge against Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley drew a British post-war attendance record of 90,000 in April 2017.

The Principality Stadium in Cardiff was previously used for defending his belts against Carlos Takam last October before taking Joseph Parker’s WBO belt in March. Both events pulled in a combined 150,000 fans.

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“I am returning to Wembley after two mega fights in Cardiff,” Joshua said in a statement.

“Being north London born and raised it is in my blood. The opportunity to fight in such an iconic stadium is normally a once-in-a-career opportunity, so to be given the chance to fight there again is amazing. Wembley just added a fourth lion to the den.”

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