One of the most hotly anticipated heavyweight boxing fights in the 21st century is just 10 days away.
IBF World Champion Anthony Joshua takes on the former WBA, WBO, IBF, IBO, and Lineal Heavyweight World Champion Wladimir Klitschko, with both Joshua’s IBF and the vacant WBA straps on the line in front of a sold-out 90,000-strong crowd at Wembley Stadium.
Joshua heads into the fight as the bookies’ favourite and will hope to extend his perfect record of 18 fights and 18 wins – all by way of knockout.
Klitschko heads into the clash on a redemption mission and hasn’t fought since his surprise points defeat to Tyson Fury in Dusseldorf in November 2015, and it is very much being billed as a fight between a great and a future great.
The excitement is building ahead of the biggest heavyweight world title fight to take place on these shores and that excitement has spread to Newcastle, in what promises to be a blockbuster.
When and where is the fight?
Joshua and Klitschko take each other on at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, April 29.
What time will it start?
As with all major boxing cards, it is difficult to predict when the fight will begin but both fighters are scheduled to make their walks to the ring at approximately 10pm.
What are their records?
Anthony Joshua: W18 KO18 L0 D0
Wladimir Klitschko: W64 KO53 L4 D0
Who’s on the undercard?
Sunderland’s talented boxer Josh Kelly is one of the key attractions on the undercard and the Rio Olympian will hope to extend his professional record to 2-0 under the Wembley lights.
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Josh Kelly trains with Adam Booth ahead of pro debut
Scott Quigg vs Viorel Simion (WBA International Featherweight Championship)
Luke Campbell vs Darleys Perez (WBC World Lightweight Championship Eliminator)
Katie Taylor vs Nina Meinke (WBA Inter-continental Championship)
Lawrence Okolie vs Russell Henshaw (4×3 minute rounds, Cruiserweight)
Josh Kelly vs TBA (4×3 minute rounds, Light-Middleweight)
Joe Cordina vs Jay Carney (4×3 minute rounds, Super-Featherweight)
How can I watch it?
The card will be broadcast by Sky Box Office and can be purchased for £19.95.
Are any bars showing it?
Yes, there are many bars showing it in the city.
Aspers Casino will be showing the fight in their Sports bar but they are ticketed only (£5 standing, £8 seating and projector viewing).
The Old George Inn, FYEO, Grosvenor Casino are among other venues showing the fight live, although it may be worth checking on availability prior to the Saturday evening.
Source : Chroniclelive