Joshua and Klitschko prepare for Wembley showdown

World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua is preparing to fight Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium on Saturday night.

The two will meet under the arch on 29 April for the IBF, IBO and WBA Super Heavyweight Championships.

It will be the second time in three years Matchroom Boxing have chosen Wembley – bringing boxing to an enormous audience.

While Klitschko is aiming to become third-time world heavyweight champion, Joshua hopes to add the WBA heavyweight title to his accolades.

27-year-old Joshua is said to be making a staggering £15m from the fight – the largest sum made on home soil.

Only Mancunian boxer Ricky Hatton has picked up more after fighting Floyd Mayweather jnr in Las Vegas in 2007.

The eagerly-anticipated fight follows the BBC One documentary ‘Anthony Joshua: The Road to Klitschko’ aired on 25 April.

The programme provided behind-the-scenes access leading up to Saturday and documented Joshua’s progress since fighting Dillian Whyte in December 2015.

Following the fight, the Watford-born boxer will also visit Manchester for a special event at the Lowry Theatre next month.

Joshua, also an Olympic gold-medallist, will appear on stage in Salford on 12th May to talk about his life and career.

There is limited seating at £125.00 which include a professional photograph with ‘AJ’ or standard seats at £37.50 and £65.00.

Joshua’s trainer Robert McCracken said: “It’s a very dangerous fight but at some point you’ve got to make that move.

“The main thing is that he’s fresh.

“He’s not taken any sustained beatings. He’s not been fed up with the politics of professional boxing.

Klitschko, who has been arguably the best heavyweight for the past decade, is sure to provide tough opposition for Joshua.

TNT Sport

Photo Credit: BBC

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