Anthony Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn announced that Las Vegas will likely host his proposed rematch with Wladimir Klitschko.
Eddie Hearn has sensationally revealed that he’s been working behind the scenes to broaden Joshua’s appeal in America by having him fight in Las Vegas.
Joshua, the IBF, WBA and IBO champion, has seen his popularity surge in the States already. By hosting the rematch in the Mecca of boxing, Hearn believes Joshua will be able to fully conquer the US marketplace.
His previous battle against Klitschko was watched by an audience of over 90,000 spectators at Wembley.
The contest has since gone down in history as one of the greatest heavyweight fights in generations.
The British heavyweight world champion is still awaiting final confirmation from Klitschko’s camp that he’s willing to face him in a rematch.
At 42 years old, Klitschko is said to still hold reservations over accepting a rematch with the youthful Joshua.
Although Klitschko appears close to agreeing to the rematch he may also choose to retire.
The decision as to whether the much-hyped rematch will go ahead still very much remains in Klitschko’s hands.
Despite the uncertainty, Eddie Hearn has been actively working towards making the rematch happen.
Previously reports had emerged of the Millenium Stadium in Cardiff being a likely staging ground. Further rumours circulated of Nigeria possibly hosting the contest. Speaking to Sky Sports
Hearn set the record straight by speaking to Sky Sports: “I’ve been in talks with Bernd Boente and the team … we’re getting close now to identifying the real options in terms of venues and locations.
“Vegas has taken a little bit of a frontrunner.”
Is Anthony ready for his first foreign test? It looks like we’re going to find out!