London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, has announced that Wembley stadium is set to host 90,000 boxing fans – its biggest ever crowd – who are set to experience the heavyweight world title clash between Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko on April 29th.
Khan worked hard to ensure that Joshua’s world title fight will be witnessed by a post-war record crowd of 90,000.
The new ticket allocation will go on sale at 10 am on Wednesday, February 1st via StubHub. Tickets will be priced £40 for the upper tier and £60 and £80 in the lower tier.
The contest will break the current post-war record for attendance at a boxing contest, which is currently held by the 2014 rematch between Carl Froch and George Groves, which took place at Wembley. Joshua vs. Klitschko will now equal the all-time British record of 90,000 from 1939 when Len Harvey fought Jock McAvoy at White City in London.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “I can’t wait to see the fight of the year here in London and it’s fantastic that a post-war record crowd will get to watch it at a world-class venue like Wembley.
“I’m delighted Transport for London and Network Rail have pulled out all the stops to make this happen so we can move 90,000 people around the capital quickly and safely. Like me, they have recognised the importance to the capital of staging this epic showdown of the best two fighters in the heavyweight division and I look forward to our great city staging more great fights in the future.”
Eddie Hearn, Managing Director of Matchroom Sport, said: “I’m delighted that the capacity for Joshua vs Klitschko has been increased to 90,000 making it the biggest live gate of all time at the new Wembley stadium. I want to thank Wembley, TfL and Brent Council and particularly the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, who has fought our corner to ensure a capacity crowd will get the opportunity to watch this event live in the capital.
“At the boxing writers’ dinner last year, Sadiq urged me to bring the biggest fights possible to the city and I’m delighted to have the biggest fight in British boxing history at Wembley Stadium on April 29.”