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Anthony Joshua vs Kubrat Pulev heading for a sell-out as more than 70,000 tickets are sold within hours

Mirror logo Mirror 13/09/2017 Martin Domin
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Anthony Joshua looks set to sell out a second stadium in successive fights after more than 70,000 fans snapped up tickets for his world title defence against Kubrat Pulev.

Joshua will defend his IBF and WBA heayweight titles against the Bulgarian at Cardiff's Principality stadium.

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And tickets have sold like hot cakes, despite VIP briefs going for £1,500.

Promoter Eddie Hearn said: “It was another incredible day at the box office for Anthony Joshua as he continues to cement his place as the biggest draw in world boxing.

“The support he receives from the British public is incredible and has been an integral part of his success. The fans will be in for a great night on October 28 and we thank them all for their support.”

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The fight between the 27-year-old Joshua and his mandatory challenger has been under negotiation since early August when his first-choice opponent Wladimir Klitschko announced his retirement.

A rematch with Klitschko would have been scheduled for November 11 in Las Vegas, which could have hosted Joshua-Pulev.

The favoured venue of Cardiff instead means the champion will likely fight under the closed roof before pursuing his US debut in 2018.

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