British boxer Anthony Joshua(L) and Wladimir Klitschko of the Ukraine meet during a news conference January 31, 2017 in Madison Square Garden in New York. Joshua and Klitschko are scheduled to meet at Wembley Stadium, London on April 29, 2017. / AFP / DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)


Nigeria: Boxing Rematch Between Anthony Joshua & Wladimir Klitschko May Take Place in Lagos

The boxing rematch between Nigerian-born British Heavyweight champion Anthony Oluwafemi Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko scheduled to happen later this year may take place in Lagos, Nigeria.

Eddie Hearn, the promoter who manages Joshua said his team has received offers to stage the fight and as things stand Nigeria is among the four main options.

“We are looking at America, Nigeria, Dubai or Cardiff,” he revealed.

“Lagos sounds great but operationally it’s very difficult.”

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“It’s a new market for us but as a promoter, you have to look at money, is it there? Is it secure? he added.

“The money we’re getting offered from other sites is huge, but that comes with problems.”

Joshua unified the WBA and IBF heavyweight titles in April when he rose from the first knockdown of his professional career to beat Klitschko in Wembley.


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