Back in April 2017, the world watched on in envy as Eddie Hearn put on a show, at Wembley Stadium, that saw 90,000 spectators snap up every ticket available.
The show, headlined by the world heavyweight title fight between Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko, was a memorable one with the two heavyweights providing a spectacle that enthralled the watching public.
Since then the popular AJ has headlined two further shows, in Cardiff, both of which were spectacular successes.
However, yesterday, it was announced that the charismatic Watford fighter will, for his next two fights, be returning to the Wembley stage.
The first of AJ’s next two fights will be on 22 September followed by a second date on 13 April.
It is envisaged that the September date will see a mandatory defence against Alexander Povetkin with it being hoped that the April 2019 date will finally see AJ meet Deontay Wilder in a massive unification fight that the world is just yearning to witness.
AJ, talking about returning to the scene of his greatest night (so far) of his career, had this to say,
“Being north London born and raised, it is in my blood. Wembley just added a fourth lion to the den.
“The opportunity to fight in such an iconic stadium is normally a once-in-a-career opportunity, so to be given the chance to fight there again is amazing.”
But it seems that the 90,000 that crammed into the famous stadium for the Klitschko fight could be beaten for the Wilder clash with Eddie Hearn remarking to the media via his Twitter account,
“Capacity for Anthony Joshua’s next fight on 22 September will be at 90,000 – we are expecting the 13 April capacity to be extended to over 100,000.
“I don’t think anyone will forget that night of 29 April against Klitschko and we plan to bring two more dramatic events to Wembley Stadium.
“Images from these AJ events make our country the envy of the boxing world and long may it continue.”
Indeed, these are golden times for British Boxing and AJ and Eddie Hearn are at the forefront of these wonderful times, long may it continue.