The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is the frontrunner to host Anthony Joshua’s potential world title clash with IBF mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev in May, claim the Daily Star.
The new Spurs stadium is continuing to earn rave reviews since it officially opened its doors in April of last year and has already hosted two NFL games along with Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup matches.
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 is coming off a unanimous points win over Andy Ruiz Jr in which he won back his WBA, WBO and IBF world titles.
The 30-year-old’s promoter Eddie Hearn revealed last month that he has already spoken to Tottenham about the possibility of the club’s new stadium hosting Joshua’s next fight (Sky Sports).
It is now claimed that the heavyweight star’s team is preparing for talks to face IBF mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev at Spurs’ new home.
Hearn told the Daily Star: “Wembley does not look great, date wise. Tottenham Hotspur is a nice new stadium for a UK fight and we have to look at it.
“The phone has gone crazy with people saying ‘bring him here, bring him here’.
“People have seen what we have just done in Saudi Arabia and there are a lot of options internationally but AJ wants to box back in the UK.
“We have spoken to Spurs about doing and they were very keen to host the Ruiz fight but the dates did not work out.
“They are very keen again and it would be a nice London stadium to do it in.”
Spurs Web Opinion
I believe using the stadium to host other high profile sporting and entertainment events such as this one will not only be a boost for the club’s revenue but also for our profile. While this might not sit well with the football purists, it’s likely to give us an edge over our rivals in the long term.
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