Sunday, 30 July 2017 00:31

Joshua vs Klitschko 2: Fight, location confirmed on BoxRec

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According to, perhaps, the most reliable online source in boxing, IBF Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua will face 41 year old legend Wladimir Klitschko in a rematch of their April 29th battle that generated as much fireworks as fanfare,

(Note: Joshua vs Klitschko 2 has not yet been officially announced)

At stake will be the WBA and IBF heavyweight titles.

And the location may shock you...

Per BoxRec.com, Joshua vs Klitschko 2 will be November 11 at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Surprise, surprise. It won't be in Europe after all.

Who will the crowd support, and will Joshua be impacted by not having the luxury of fighting in front of 90,000 of his countrymen, as was the case in their first match in April.

Regardless, Joshua has the clear psychological advantage now because he took Wlad's best, endured getting hurt and being knocked down, and rallied to get off the canvas to stop Wlad inside the distance. Hence, the Brit has demonstrated he can hurt and KO a very focused, superbly-conditioned Wladimir Klitschko.

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Joshua vs Klitschko 2 - The Rematch (News)
Date: November 11

Location: Las Vegas        
Venue: T-Mobile Arena

Broadcast (not confirmed):
SKY Sports (UK); Showtime (U.S.), HBO (Delayed U.S.)

Division: Heavyweight

Titles: WBA / IBF
Champion: Joshua

Favorite: Joshua

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Despite losing to IBF Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua last month, fight legend Wladimir Klitschko's stock rose. Not only was it one of his best performances in his hall of fame career, the fight was one of the greatest in heavyweight title history. However, he has only shown that when he is in the best possible shape, he can hurt Anthony and give him a 'run for his money.'

To win the rematch, Wlad will not only have to train with the same intensity, focus and determination he had for their April bout, he'll need an even better game plan... if one exists.

The odds are clearly against Wlad but an upset would still be far from a shocker.

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T-Mobile Arena facts
Opened: April 6, 2016

Operator: MGM Resorts International

Cost: $375 million

Seating Capacities:
Boxing/UFC: 20,000
End Stage Concerts: 12,000 – 18,000

44 Luxury Suites
2 Party Suites

Two-acre outdoor Toshiba Plaza for pre-event functions and special events
Premium balconies on all VIP and public levels with views to the plaza, park and Strip
Wide variety of food and beverage options at each level

 
 
Lee Cleveland

Lee is Managing Editor of FightSaga.com, a student of the Sweet Science and longtime boxing fan.

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