Boxing: Wembley Stadium to host Anthony Joshua’s next two bouts

first_imgCapacity for @anthonyfjoshua next fight on September 22 will be at 90,000 – we are expecting the April 13 capacity to be extended to over 100,000 #AJscominghome 🦁— Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) July 5, 2018The opponent for Joshua’s September fight is due to be announced next week, Hearn confirmed, while the April outing could well see more records smashed. Hearn revealed capacity in September will be 90,000 and he expects that to be increased to 100,000 for the April showpiece.Advertisement AdvertisementAnthony Joshua’s commitment to fighting in Britain shows no sign of letting up after it was confirmed his next two bouts will take place at Wembley Stadium. Watford’s heavyweight champion of the world will defend his IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO titles under the stadium’s famous arch on Saturday, September 22 before returning to the venue on Saturday, April 23.Wembley has proven a happy hunting ground for Joshua in the past, after he downed Wladimir Klitschko in front of a post-war record 90,000 strong crowd at the stadium last year.Since then the 28-year-old has fought twice at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium, beating Carlos Takam and unifying the WBO crown against Joseph Parker, but Joshua is pleased the be back in London for his next engagements.last_img read more