It’s the end of an era.
Carl Froch and his 80,000 screaming fans at Wembley have been knocked from their perch. Matchroom Boxing today announced that the April 29th clash between Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko has shattered the attendance record set by Froch-Groves 2 and is still climbing.
Hearns has put forth a request to seat an additional 5,000 for the match, which is the biggest domestic heavyweight bout that Britain has seen since the Lewis era.
Joshua (18-0, 18 KO) obliterated Charles Martin for the IBF title last April and has since defended it with easy wins over Dominic Breazeale and Eric Molina. While he was doing that, Klitschko (64-4, 53 KO) missed all of 2016 thanks to assorted Tyson Fury shenanigans. Joshua is currently just over a two-to-one-favorite according to various sportsbooks.
So far, the only member of the undercard listed on BoxRec is Katie Taylor, who may also appear on the Golovkin-Jacobs undercard one month prior. Expect a whole mess of local talent to join the party in the near future.