Joshua vs. Klitschko: 50K Tickets Sold

Next year’s heavyweight blockbuster between Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko is set to be the biggest fight in England in recent memory, and the numbers are reflecting that — 50,000 tickets were sold in the first period of sales for the Wembley Stadium event.

Tickets were quickly sold out, and the second wave of tickets will be released on January 16.

Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn has said that he believes the super-fight will shatter the Wembley attendance record of 80,000 that was set by Carl Froch and George Groves’ 2014 rematch. According to Hearn, there may be more than 90,000 in attendance on April 29.

Joshua (18-0) holds the IBF heavyweight title, and his bout with Klitschko will also have the WBA and IBO belts at stake. He secured the fight when he knocked out Eric Molina on Dec. 10 at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England.

Klitschko (64-4) looks to redeem his title loss to Tyson Fury last November and become the champion again.

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