Report: Anthony Joshua-Wladimir Klitschko set for April
December 03, 2016
LONDON - Current IBF world title holder, Anthony Joshua, will step into the ring with Wladimir Klitschko on April 29, 2017 in Wembley Stadium.
First reported by The Sun, Joshua (17-0, 17 KOs) first has to secure a victory against Eric Molina next Saturday before focusing his sights on Klitschko in the upcoming new year. Joshua is expected to easily take care of Molina, 34, in a scheduled 12-round contest on December 10.
Klitschko (64-4, 53 KOs) has found himself in the inactivity lane since losing a decision and his titles to Tyson Fury back in 2015. A rematch with Fury was scheduled for this past October, but Fury was announced to be "medically unfit" to proceed with the fight. As a result, he was stripped of his titles by the respective sanctioning bodies and the window opened for a clash with Joshua.
The Sun continues to add that promoter Eddie Hearn hopes to officially announce the April fight sometime after next Saturday's matchup. Additionally, the 80,000 seat stadium should reach a sellout fairly quickly, as both athletes have displayed their respective drawing power overseas.
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