Matchroom Boxing has announced that world heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua, has booked Wembley Stadium for his next two fights.
The first date is September 22nd which will most likely be against WBA mandatory Alexander Povetkin.
The second date is April 13th with many hoping it is the hotly anticipated unification clash with Deonatay Wilder.
Joshua defended his WBA and IBF titles against Carlos Takam at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium back in November last year and then beat Joseph Parker in the same venue for the WBO belt in March.
Returning the venue where he faced Wladimir Klitschko in front of 90,00 fans, Joshua believes now is the time to return home.
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 career opportunity, so to be given the chance to fight there again is amazing. Wembley just added a fourth lion to the den.
When it comes to the number of tickets that will be available for the fights, Matchroom’s Eddie Hearn confirmed on Twitter that 90,000 will be available for the September date and then 100,000 for April 13th.
Twitter: Capacity for @anthonyfjoshua next fight on September 22 will be at 90,000 – we are expecting the April 13 capacity… https://t.co/zSFj5h7fgC (@EddieHearn)
Details on how to get tickets and the opponent for September 22nd will be revealed next week.