News | Jun 28 2017

EXCLUSIVE Anthony Joshua promoter: ‘I don’t think Wladimir Klitschko wants to go to Cardiff’

Eddie Hearn tells John Dennen why the Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko could be coming to America
Anthony Joshua
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WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO is close to deciding whether he will rematch Anthony Joshua later this year. While he’s expected to take the fight, it’s more likely to come to Las Vegas rather than the 80,000 seat Millennium stadium in Cardiff.

“Next week we’ll present all the options to Klitschko and he’ll make his decision. If we get the venue right, I believe he’ll take the fight. I’m not sure whether he’ll take it in Cardiff,” Eddie Hearn, Joshua’s promoter, told Boxing News.

“I spoke to Bernd [Boente, Klitschko’s manager] this morning in terms of possible venues. Klitschko, I think he’ll take the fight. I think he wants to do something special with the event. He did Wembley, that was incredible. I don’t think he really wants to go to Cardiff. I think Nigeria, Dubai, Vegas, it’s a huge global event. That ticks his boxes. He’s made a lot of money. I know the payday’s nice [but] I think he wants to create a huge event. We’re in line with that as well.”