Date: 4th July 2017 at 12:12pm
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Now whether Wladimir Klitschko has decided that he is going to take up the re-match option, in the contract for their first fight, against Anthony Joshua remains to be seen.

However, the vibes we?re getting suggest that could well be the case with, in the past couple of days, various venues being put forward.

At the weekend, we were told by Eddie Hearn that Las Vegas was the most likely choice for the big-fight, with the gambling capital of the US providing Joshua with the American exposure needed to make a unification clash with Deontay Wilder the huge money-spinner it will certainly become.

But today (Tuesday), the possibility of the fight being staged in Africa is looming large.

Hearn has admitted he is sifting through offers, two of which have come from Nigeria, to stage the fight in the capital city of Abuja.

Discussing the prospect Hearn has remarked to the media,

?We have had two approaches to stage it in Abuja and we are going through the contracts.

?China have been on and Dubai have been on.

?I asked AJ how did he feel about fighting in Abuja and it was ?Yeah, I could be the first guy to do that.?


Now I?ve nothing against Nigeria, I?m sure they?ll put on a fantastic show if the fight does take place there, but will it have the glitz of a fight-night in Las Vegas, or is that something Hearn is saving for later in Joshua?s career?

 

One Reply to “Joshua v Klitschko Re-Match Heading for Nigeria”

  • It will be most exciting to take the rematch to ABUJA. Beyond the usual ambience that goes with a fight of this magnitude, it will inspire the abundant boxing talents in Nigeria and Africa.

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