Two global titles–Joshua’s IBF belt and the vacant WBA belt– are on offer but prices are out of this world as the re-sale market cashes in on supply and demand for the April 29 extravaganza in London.
Wembley Stadium is sold out with 90,000 set to attend. The $63,000 ticket was the top price on the Viagogo ticket marketplace on Tuesday (NZ time) as punters look to offloads seats at a profit. It was for a VIP inner ringside seat.
The two boxing giants will come face-to-face on April 29 to do battle for the IBF, IBO and WBA Super Heavyweight Championships of the world. And with an astonishing 90,000 tickets sold at Wembley the likelihood of being in north west London for the fight are hard to come by.
The fight features the new and the old of the heavyweight scene with unbeaten Joshua, 27, having quickly turned into a superstar in Britain and Klitschko, 41, looking to reclaim his place at the top of the boxing world.
New Zealand’s WBO world heavyweight champion Joseph Parker is hopeful of setting up a unification fight against the winner of the London fight. Parker defends his title against Britain’s Hughie Fury in Auckland on May 6 and hopes to make a statement to the UK market.
Joshua, 13 years younger than his opponent Klitschko, has won all 18 of his professional fights by knockout in a career which has seen a meteoric rise.
Klitschko boasts a career of 64 wins, 53 of them inside the distance while losing only four times along the way.