Stage Set for Joshua-Klitschko Big Money Fight

By Ikenga Chronicles December 13, 2016

The stage is set for what could be the biggest fight in history as Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko hit the ring with a match worth £42 million on April 29 2017 at Wembley.

Arguably, the much anticipated clash could write its name as the biggest in the British boxing history with Joshua expected to have a £10m take home at the end of the day.

‎Promoter Eddie Hearn confessed that Joshua’s third round defeat of Eric Molina motivated him to give his nod to the Joshua -Klitscho fight.

He therefore anticipates a 1.5million pay-per-view buy on Sky Sports Box Office as well as an attendance of 90,000 crowd in the battle for the IBF, WBA, and IBO heavyweight titles.

The big money fight is also expected to attract £30 million to the broadcasting industry to beat the previous record £22 million, set by the Carl Froch vs George Groves encounter in 2014.

His words “Capacity-wise, this will be bigger than the Froch-Groves rematch,”

“This is a unique fight – two Olympic champions, two guys at different stages of their careers.

“I think we’ve got the hottest prospect in world boxing against a legend in the heavyweight division.

“We’re looking to go to 90,000. I think we have permission for about 80,000 and then we have to speak to Mr Khan, the Mayor, to improve that, with some transport around it.” Hearn stated

 

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