Eddie Hearn has responded to questions regarding ticket sales for Anthony Joshua’s comeback bout with Jermaine Franklin on April 1st.
Concerns were raised over photos on social media showed there will still plenty of tickets left available to purchase for the event, having been available for over a week.
However, Hearn told Boxing King Media he was not worried about the sales figures and expects the event to sell out in a matter of weeks.
“We’ve sold 13,000 tickets. So I wouldn’t be concerned about that. We haven’t even give the undercard fighters any tickets yet, which will basically take it to a sell out.”
“We’re going back to the 02 and it will be completely full with over a month to go.”
It will be the first time ‘AJ’ has boxed at the 02 since his world title defence against Dominic Breazeale, all the way back in 2017.
The fight in six weeks’ time is seen as must win for Joshua, with defeat surely spelling the end of any aspirations he has of become heavyweight champion of the world for a third time.
Even though bigger fights seem to be on the horizon for the later in the year, Joshua can ill afford afford to take his eyes off the American, who gave a solid account of himself in defeat to Dillian Whyte last November.
Should he get past Franklin, a stadium rematch with Whyte looks set for the summer, 8 years on from when the pair first locked horns in a memorable fight for the British title.
Hearn has also sensationally put Joshua forward with a fight with Tyson Fury, if ‘The Gypsy King’ is unable to agree a deal to face Oleksandr Usyk for all four heavyweight world titles.