Joshua Confirms Next Two Fights At Wembley
With our without Deontay Wilder, Anthony Joshua will be fighting at Wembley Stadium in his next two fights.
In a story confirmed by ESPN, Joshua will fight on September 22nd, against an opponent to be announced next week, and presumed to be Alexander Povetkin.
The second fight will potentially be against WBC world champion Deontay Wilder, on April 13th, in a unification fight.
“I am returning to Wembley after two mega fights in Cardiff,” said Joshua. “I want to thank the supporters from Wales and Great Britain and also the people of London for patiently awaiting my return.
“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.”
This will be the third and fourth time inside Wembley Stadium for Joshua, his first was on the undercard of Carl Froch’s 2014 win over George Groves, and Joshua’s comeback win over Wladimir Klitschko in 2017.
“I’m extremely honoured to get the opportunity to promote two more shows at the national stadium and delighted for British fight fans that Anthony has made this commitment to them,” said promoter Eddie Hearn.
“I don’t think anyone will ever forget that night of April 29 against Klitschko and we plan to bring two more dramatic events to Wembley Stadium in September and April. Images from these AJ events make our country the envy of the boxing world and long may it continue.”
Initial Report: ESPN