Anthony Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn has admitted that the boxer would love to fight back in London and hinted at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium being the potential venue for the fight.
The new Spurs stadium is continuing to earn rave reviews since it’s opening back in March and has already hosted a couple of NFL games apart from Premier League and Champions League matches.
Now it looks like the 62,062-capacity stadium could be the venue for Anthony Joshua’s London homecoming as the world heavyweight champion looks towards his next fight.
Joshua reclaimed his WBA, WBO and IBF titles on Sunday with a unanimous points decision over Andy Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia, just months after Ruiz handed him the first defeat of his career in New York.
Buoyed by his victory on Sunday, Eddie Hearn has admitted that Joshua’s next fight might be just around the corner and revealed that he has already spoken to Tottenham about the possibility of the club’s new stadium being the venue for the event.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Hearn said, “The phone has gone crazy. It’s like, ‘bring him here, bring him here’.
“They’ve seen what we’ve done here and there’s a lot of options internationally, but he does want to box back in the UK.
“We spoke to Spurs about hosting this fight (the rematch against Ruiz), which they were keen to do, but unfortunately the dates didn’t work out. They would be keen to do it and it would be a nice stadium to do it in London.”
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It looks like the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium could become an iconic venue for a whole host of sporting and entertainment events in London in the years to come. While that might not sit well with the football purists, it’s likely to considerably boost the club’s revenue and give us an edge over our rivals.
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