There may be a ray of sunshine for the few who’ve eagerly anticipated a rematch involving heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and Wladamir Klitschko.
Boxing promoter, Eddie Hearn is hopeful the bout which has been on the cards for a while will light up Las Vegas on November 11, 2017, at the T-Mobile Arena.
According to Hearn, “We’ve got a couple of weeks to get everything over the line. November 11 is the date that’s penciled in.”
Aside from the fans demand of having the heavyweight champion of the world fight for the first time in America, a large expected increase in pay-TV sales makes the rematch realistic.
The pair first encounter took place at a sold out Wembley stadium in April, where Joshua’s flame burned the highest as he knocked out Wladamir in the 11th round with a devastating uppercut.
If the 41-year-old Ukrainian astonishingly opts for retirement rather than having one last bite at the cherry, Kubrat Pulev, of Bulgaria who currently is the IBF mandatory challenger would be A.J’s next opponent.
The proposed venue is also scheduled to host one of the most advertised bout in boxing history, Floyd Mayweather, against Conor McGregor in August.