British boxing attendance record may break when Anthony Joshua takes on the former world No.1 Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium on April 29.
It was confirmed that the capacity for the venue had been increased to 90,000 for the heavyweight bout.
London mayor Sadiq Khan called in a meeting which included officials from Network Rail, Transport for London and Wembley Stadium to add 10,000 more seats for the fight.
Big time promoter Eddie Hearn said that Sadiq urged him to bring the biggest fights to the city. And he is delighted to have the biggest fight in British boxing history at Wembley.
Moreover, Hearn promoted the Carl Froch-George Groves rematch at Wembley in 2014, which holds the post-war record of 80,000 in attendance. 90,000 is the all-time British record figure; set when Len Harvey fought Jock McAvoy at White City in London in 1939.
However, the number 90,000 have been achieved in British boxing when Len Harvey took on Jock McAvoy at White City in London in 1939 which Harvey won.
27-year-old Joshua holds a record of 18 wins, all by knockouts since turning pro in 2013. On the other hand, 40-year-old Klitschko turned has a legendary record of 64 wins (53 KOs) and four losses.
Further, the Ukrainian was unconquerable for 11 years straight before British boxer Tyson Fury ripped him from his titles in November 2015.