The heavyweight showdown between Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko will set a record for the biggest boxing crowd Wembley Stadium has ever seen, with the latest ticket sales surpassing box office records and hitting the capacity of 90,000 spectators.
The third and final batch of tickets for the world title unification fight sold out within 25 minutes, meaning a new British record will be set when the pair meet at Wembley on April 29. With the second round of ticket sales concluding the original allocation within an hour, Eddie Hearn convinced London mayor, Sadiq Khan, to increase the capacity to deal with such demand, making another 10,000 available to fight fans.
Despite the stadium now being officially sold out, Matchroom promoter, Eddie Hearn, told Sky Sports that the interest in the fight was so high that the stadium could have sold out twice over:
The demand for tickets for Joshua vs Klitschko is phenomenal – this is unquestionably the biggest fight in British boxing history and we would have sold out Wembley twice over.
With so many in attendance, it is set to be a memorable night, as the two-time world heavyweight champion, Wladimir Klitschko, aims to conquer the undefeated 2012 Olympic gold medalist, and the Ukrainian is predicting an exciting fight:
To see two Olympic champions fight each other, the former champion and the current champion, it is something that people are looking forward to and I believe the outcome of the fight will be amazing,
Having beaten Charles Martin in April 2016 to win the IBF heavyweight title, Anthony Joshua has since extended since record to 18-0, and now looks to continue his aim of unifying the heavyweight division by adding the WBA (Super) belt with a victory over Klitschko.