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Wembley glory beckons for town hero Joshua

 Published on: 5th January 2017   |   By: The Newsdesk   |   Category:

Local boxing hero Anthony Joshua will be taking on one of the sport’s greatest in Vladimir Klitschko later this year with eternal glory on the line.

 

The two heavyweights are set to fight for Joshua’s IBF belt and the vacant WBA title when they meet at Wembley Stadium on April 29. The 90,000 capacity stadium is expected to be full with spectators, which would be a record attendance for a fight in the UK.

Joshua said it was about ‘beating the right people to go down in history’, and told the BBC: “This is a fight that can change me from champion to legend overnight.”

 

The Watford hitman, 27, beat American Eric Molina in Manchester last month in the third round, maintaining his unbeaten streak to 18 – each one a knockout win.

 

If Joshua beats Klitschko, many will be talking of a possible unbeaten showdown between the Watford man and the enigma that is Tyson Fury.

 

For more about this story, and others, be sure to read the January edition of My Local Watford News, which is distributed on January 13.

 

Picture courtesy of Anthony Joshua Facebook

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