Report: Anthony Joshua-Wladimir Klitschko heavyweight title fight set for April
The fight originally discussed for this winter appears to be set for late spring
It appears as though we will get at least one of the boxing showdowns in 2017 we wanted after all. IBF world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, who is scheduled to defend his belt on Saturday against Eric Molina, reportedly has a deal in place to take on Wladimir Klitschko on April 29, Klitschko's manager Bernd Boente confirmed Wednesday.
The agreement is tentative provided Joshua wins on Saturday in England. The two were in talks to fight this winter after Tyson Fury was deemed unable to fight Klitschko in his mandatory rematch. Boente has an idea of where the fight could take place.
"We want to stage it at Wembley Stadium," Boente said. "For Wladimir, this would already be his eighth fight in a stadium."
Joshua is currently 17-0 with all 17 wins via knockout. He is clearly a rising star.
"We're close to getting some huge fights," Joshua said. "If I get through Saturday, then I fight Klitschko. It doesn't get much bigger, so the division is moving forward. People have just got to be patient and enjoy the ride."
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