Unified heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua will make his next two appearances in Wembley Stadium, his promoter announced on Twitter.
“AJ’s coming home,” Eddie Hearn posted. “Delighted to announce (Joshua’s) next two fights will be at the National Stadium (Wembley) September 22 and April 13 – September show announcement next week.”
AJ’s coming home! Delighted to announce @anthonyfjoshua next two fights will be at the National Stadium @wembleystadium September 22 and April 13 – September show announcement next week 👊🏼🇬🇧 pic.twitter.com/q4eMW3IG0Y
— Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) July 5, 2018
Officials were attempting to put Joshua and Deontay Wilder together, but the two sides have broken off talks.
The 28-year-old Joshua, who was born in Watford, Hertfordshire, England, is 21-0 with 20 knockouts to his credit. He claimed gold at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and recently defended his WBA, IBF and IBO titles with a victory over Joseph Parker that also gained him the WBO crown.
In 2017 in Wembley Stadium, Joshua shocked Wladimir Klitschko via 11th round TKO.