Sales of tickets for the match between former world champion in three prestigious versions Vladimir Klitschko and the owner of his International Boxing Federation (IBF) heavyweight champion Briton Anthony Joshua broke the box office record of “Wembley” stadium in London among boxing fights. On it informs television channel Sky Sports.
It is noted that the fight has already sold more than 80 thousand tickets. The previous record for a boxing arena battles was established in 2014 by the British before the fight between Carl Froch and George Groves (about 77 thousand).
“The demand for tickets for the fight Joshua – Klitschko is phenomenal, this is the biggest fight in the history of Great Britain”, – said promoter Eddie Hearn Joshua. He also said that he had sent a request to the mayor and city council of London with a request to increase the capacity of the arena for five thousand seats.
Duel at stake which, in addition to the IBF title belt will be “superchampion” world according to the World Boxing Association (WBA), held on 29 April. Initially, the fight between the boxers was scheduled on December 10 but the 40-year-old Klitschko injured his leg and refused to fight.
During his career Klitschko had 68 fights, won 64 wins (53 by KO) with four defeats in November 2015, he lost to Briton Tyson Fury on points and lost the title of champion in three prestigious versions of the world, since the ring did not come out. 27-year-old Joshua is still undefeated in professional boxing, he won 18 victories (all – a knockout).