Date: 27th October 2017 at 1:56pm
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On the eve of AJ?s world title defence in Cardiff, whereby his WBA and IBF belts will be at stake, it appears Eddie Hearn has plans for his fighter to box again in Cardiff.

Talking to the media about the prospect, Hearn has remarked,

‘In the winter, our only option is the Principality Stadium and hopefully we are here to stay.?

Clearly the 74,500 capacity gets the approval of Hearn because of its availability and retractable roof with Hearn also adding Cardiff almost got the nod over Wembley for the legendary fight with Wladimir Klitschko, further adding,

‘The roof is important. We looked at this stadium for the Klitschko fight, even in April Wembley was risky but we got away with it.

‘Normally when we do a stadium show I would be looking at my phone every two minutes for updates on the weather.

‘It is so nice we don’t have to worry about that and can gather so many people to watch Anthony Joshua.

‘He’s not accessible in an arena that holds 17 or 18000 people. So this could be the first of many at the Principality Stadium.

‘The response we’ve had is great for the city – you can’t get a hotel room for love nor money.

‘To have an option here of a winter stadium, effectively, is very important in the career of Anthony Joshua. In 2018 I want him to box abroad at some stage.

‘But, of course, it is very difficult for us to box at the O2 or MEN Arena. So the only other options really are Wembley, or a big football stadium.’

The Principality Stadium is a wonderful venue and we?re sure that AJ will get the vociferous support he deserves come his ring-walk on Saturday evening.