The first period of ticket sales for the World Heavyweight unification blockbuster between Anthony Joshua MBE and Wladmir Klitschko on April 29 at Wembley Stadium Connected by EE will commence at midday on Friday December 16.
There will be two periods of ticket sales for the event and coach packages are available in order to maximise the available capacity at Wembley.
The first batch of tickets on sale from Friday December 16 as follows:
Tickets will be available from midday on Friday December 16 to Club Wembley members who can purchase tickets and packages via the Club Wembley website or by calling 0800 743 1440.
Tickets go on sale at midday on Monday December 19 to Matchroom Fight Pass members via www.stubhub.co.uk.
Coach packages go on sale at midday on Monday December 19 by calling 0844 871 8808 or via http://www.seetickets.com with various pick up/drop off locations available.
Tickets go on general sale at midday on Tuesday December 20 via www.stubhub.co.uk or https://events.wembleystadium.com. For accessible tickets please call Wembley Stadium on 0800 169 2007 (option 7).
Tickets are priced £40, £60, £80, £100, £150, £200, £400, £800 and £2,000 VIP plus booking fees
A second batch of tickets will go on-sale on Monday 16th January 2017 exclusively via StubHub from www.stubhub.co.uk
The boxing fight of the year 2017 is already set up yet. Anthony Joshua MBE will face former World ruler Wladimir Klitschko for his IBF World Heavyweight title and the vacant IBO Championship as well as the WBA Super Championship on April 29, 2017 at Wembley Stadium Connected by EE.
Anthony Joshua: “This fight will be one of the biggest nights in my boxing career, it marks the highest point of my climb through the professional ranks. It is three years since I turned professional, I have taken the time to gain experience, fight men who have fallen and some who have fought hard and through this I am learning my trade, how the business works and gaining the ring craft which is sometimes underestimated as everyone wants to see the mega fights right away.
It is the perfect time for me to move up another step and contest my heavyweight championship belt against one of the legends of our sport. There is no doubt this will be a titanic battle with a huge amount on the line, just like every fight, but when I enter the ring I will be prepared for victory as I have been with all my other fights. The legend against the champ – it’s time to write history.”
Wladimir Klitschko: “I’m looking forward to this fight of the year, just like boxing fans all around the world. This is the first time in a decade that I’m the challenger again. I will fight against a champion who I consider the best of the young generation. Basically experience will take on youth. This makes this fight that unique. I will be ready for the challenge!”
“I’m so happy to get this fight made,” said Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn. “It is the biggest Heavyweight fight in the last decade and a fight that will belong in the legacies of both fighters. It’s the young lion against a legend of the sport.
Many felt AJ would not take this challenge and that it’s too early for him but he wants to test himself and give the fans great fights. After all, isn’t that what you want to see? The risk, the dice being rolled, the 50-50 fights that will excite and ignite the World of Boxing.
Everything is on the line in this fight, not just the IBF and WBA’s titles, but hopes, dreams and even careers.”
Bernd Boente, Managing Director of Klitschko Management Group: “I’m very happy that our teams make this mega event happen and that three belts are on the line. Two Olympic Super-Heavyweight Champions facing each other. This is the best heavyweight fight that could be. This is a promoter’s dream fight. The young, undefeated champion against the best heavyweight of the past decade. This kind of duel only happened a couple of times in boxing history and it was always the same question: Is the young lion ready to take over or can the old lion defend his territory?”
Joshua/Klitschko Could Smash All Betting Records
William Hill, sponsors of Joshua/Klitschko, have installed IBF world champion Joshua as their 1/2 favourite to win the Wembley showdown on April 29.
The bookies are predicting that over £10m will have been wagered by pugilistic punters by the time the fight gets underway. This would make it the biggest turnover fight in the history of boxing.
William Hill have priced up full round betting on the fight and method of victory – with the most likely outcome in this market a KO by Joshua at 8/11.
“We’re already starting to see heavy hitters come in for Anthony Joshua, said William Hill spokesman Tony Kenny,
“It’s only early doors, but the majority (61% ) of the money has been for AJ to beat Wladiimir at Wembley.”
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Bout betting: 1/2 Anthony Joshua; 8/5 Wladimir Klitschko; 25/1 draw
Method of victory: 8/11 Joshua KO; 11/4 Klitschko by KO; 5/1 Joshua by decision; 6/1 Klitschko by decision