Boxing: Wembley Stadium to host Anthony Joshua’s next two bouts


Anthony Joshua’s commitment to fighting in Britain shows no sign of letting up after it was confirmed his next two bouts will take place at Wembley Stadium. Watford’s heavyweight champion of the world will defend his IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO titles under the stadium’s famous arch on Saturday, September 22 before returning to the venue on Saturday, April 23.

Wembley has proven a happy hunting ground for Joshua in the past, after he downed Wladimir Klitschko in front of a post-war record 90,000 strong crowd at the stadium last year.

The opponent for Joshua’s September fight is due to be announced next week, Hearn confirmed, while the April outing could well see more records smashed. Hearn revealed capacity in September will be 90,000 and he expects that to be increased to 100,000 for the April showpiece.