Date: 28th April 2017 at 4:06pm
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This Saturday, 90,000 spectators will pack into Wembley Stadium to watch Anthony Joshua take on Waldimir Klitschko in a heavyweight showdown.

The winner of the fight will be the IBF, IBO and WBA heavyweight champion of the world, a remarkable achievement.

However, whilst Joshua and Klitschko are at the top of the game, this Saturday will see a young boxer making his professional debut.

With Wembley Stadium probably sparsely populated, the young Welsh fighter, Joe Cordina, will be striding to the ring ready to open the show, taking his first steps towards what he hopes will be a successful career.

His first professional fight will be over four rounds and the atmosphere will be far quieter than when Joshua strides to the ring to take on his Ukrainian foe.

However, everybody has to start their professional career somewhere and as if by some strange quirk of fate, Cordina is actually following in the footsteps of Joshua.

Three years ago, in front of 80,000 spectators, in the very same stadium, Carl Froch and George Groves topped the bill, opening the show that night, having his first professional fight, was one Anthony Joshua.

Strange but very true!