Unified heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua has announced that his next two fights will take place at Wembley Stadium. The next defence of his IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO belts taking place in September.
Joshua has signed a two-fight deal with Wembley with his next contests scheduled for 22 September and 13 April.
He has already fought at Wembley against Wladimir Klitschko – setting a post-war attendance record of 90,000 for his dramatic eleventh round stoppage win in April 2017 – and has since fought twice at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium.
“I am returning to Wembley after two mega fights in Cardiff,” said Joshua, announcing his September 22 return to the capital.
“Being north London born and raised it is in my blood. The opportunity to fight in such an iconic stadium is normally a once in career opportunity, so to be given the chance to fight there again is amazing. Wembley just added a fourth lion to the den.”
Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn has said that Joshua’s opponent on 22 September will be confirmed next week, although it is expected to be WBA mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin, ahead of a 2019 unification showdown with WBC world champion Deontay Wilder.
“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 in September and April,” added Hearn.
“Images from these AJ events make our country the envy of the boxing world and long may it continue.”
Joshua last fought in March, defeating Joseph Parker on points to retain his world titles.