Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko will slug it out in the ring come April 29 and will match the British attendance record.
The heavyweight clash for Joshua’s IBF belt, the vacant WBA ‘super’ and IBO heavyweight crowns will feature a Wembley record also, after it was confirmed capacity has been increased to 90,000.
The crowd will be a post-war record after London mayor Sadiq Khan met with officials from Network Rail, Transport for London and Wembley Stadium to increase the capacity by 10,000.
“I can’t wait to see the fight of the year here in London and it’s fantastic that a post-war record crowd will get to watch it at a world-class venue like Wembley,” said Khan.
“I’m delighted Transport for London and Network Rail have pulled out all the stops to make this happen so we can move 90,000 people around the capital quickly and safely.
Like me, they have recognised the importance to the capital of staging this epic showdown of the best two fighters in the heavyweight division and I look forward to our great city staging more great fights in the future.”
“I want to thank Wembley, TfL and Brent Council and particularly Sadiq Khan, who has fought our corner to ensure a capacity crowd will get the opportunity to watch this event live in the capital,” said Eddie Hearn.
“At the boxing writers’ dinner last year, Sadiq urged me to bring the biggest fights possible to the city and I’m delighted to have the biggest fight in British boxing history at Wembley Stadium on April 29.”