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Anthony Joshua Vs. Wladimir Klitschko Will Be Britain's Richest Fight

Nasir Jabbar in  boxing

Eric Molina proved to be well overmatched as Anthony Joshua throttled the American inside three rounds setting up a mouth-watering clash against former reigning world champion Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium, and it's set to a hugely lucrative bout.

How lucrative?

Well, it's expected to yield a staggering £42 million from the gate receipt to pay-per-view buys.

The mega unification bout will see Joshua defend his IBF heavyweight belt as well as the WBA super-belt on the line - vacated by Tyson Fury.

Klitschko will make his anticipated return to the ring following his defeat to Tyson Fury subsequently losing all of his titles back in 2015 and by the time he steps foot in the ring at Wembley Stadium, it'll be 15-months since he last competed.

But the Ukrainian now has the opportunity to regain two of his titles by taking on the undefeated Brit. And the April 29th fight is projected to rake in a shitload of money per The Mirror while setting a British record.

Joshua is set to earn a cool £10 million and promoter Eddie Hearn is hoping the fight will generate a British record of 1.5 million PPV buys yielding in excess of £24 million.

Meanwhile, a record attendance is expected to flock to the national stadium beating Carl Froch vs. George Groves II. The attendance at the fierce grudge match was 80,000 but Joshua vs. Klitschko will surpass that and more with the help of the major of London, Sadiq Khan, including a £8 million gate receipt.

Not to mention, £4 million from Klitschko's German television partners, RTL, and SHOWTIME and HBO going to a bidding war to claim the rights for the American audience.

Rest of the world TV rights, sponsorship and merchandise makes this major event one of the biggest fights in 2017 and the most lucrative on these shores. April 29th can't come soon enough!

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Nasir Jabbar

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