Major sporting event could be held at the new Tottenham stadium later this year

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur’s brand new stadium opened its doors for competitive football when Mauricio Pochettino’s side took on Crystal Palace on April 3rd.

The venue was due to open last September only for issues with critical safety systems to delay the club’s plans.

Those who have stepped foot inside the state of the art 62,062 capacity seater stadium will certainly agree that it was worth the wait.

The venue has been designed as more than just a football stadium with other sporting events including American football and rugby having already been confirmed to be held at the stadium.

Boxing could soon follow with the news that promoter Eddie Hearn has revealed that the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Wembley and the Principality Stadium in Cardiff are being considered for Anthony Joshua’s crucial rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr.

Joshua suffered somewhat of a shock defeat to the Mexican at Madison Square Garden and has already triggered the rematch clause.

“There are discussions for White Hart Lane, Wembley and Cardiff [Principality],” Hearn told iFL TV.

“I think AJ likes the Wembley fight, obviously he’s had a lot of good nights there, but in November the weather is not the best, potentially.

“But does that suit us more? I don’t know how Andy Ruiz likes it in the rain.”

Hearn added: “AJ said, ‘Do you think it would be a big statement if I came back and put the wrong right at MSG?’

“I said, ‘From a marketing, fairy-tale perspective – yeah, absolutely. But you have to win this fight and you’re at a much bigger advantage if this fight’s in the UK.’

“For me, the fight should be in the UK. You came to Andy Ruiz’s country to take this fight, it doesn’t make you a bad person having a rematch in the UK.

“But he’s the kind of sick individual who’s so competitive that, I think in his mind, to put it right there [at MSG] would be a statement people never forget.”

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