Joshua v Klitschko: Hearn expects crowning of, ‘the new worldwide sensation in boxing’

A capacity crowd of 90,000 fans are due to witness the bout, which will be one of the biggest heavyweight fights of all time, and Hearn is licking his lips at the prospect of seeing his star fighter take over as the best top division operator on the planet.

“It’s a pleasure to be involved the biggest boxing event in British boxing history,” said Hearn.

“It would be so easy for Anthony Joshua to continue selling out the biggest arenas in the UK while fighting less that world class competition and do what every other fighter has done, keep knocking out the easy targets, it’s not what Anthony Joshua is all about.

“In his 19th fight, Anthony Joshua is stepping up to fight a true legend in Wladimir Klitschko and isn’t that what boxing’s all about? What’s sports is all about? Create nights and moments that people will never forget, 90,000 people in the biggest stadium in the UK.

“Anthony Joshua has set a frightening pace but I believe on April 29 it will be the crowning of the new worldwide sensation in boxing,” he added.

Sky Sports Head of Boxing, Adam Smith added: “Wladimir’s back as he challenges the new generation, Anthony Joshua, the IBF Champion of the World.

“They lock horns in a battle for the ages in front of a record 90,000 people at our national stadium, Wembley in London on April 29. A multi unification and a fantastic fight,” he said.

Joshua v Klitschko is live on Sky Sports Box Office on April 29