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Everyone is currently eagerly awaiting the upcoming fight between Floyd Mayweather Jnr and Conor McGregor on August 26th, but boxing fans were given another treat today as the date for the highly anticipated rematch between Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko was announced this afternoon.
The rematch that everyone has been craving for was confirmed today by Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn who reveled the duo will go toe to toe in Las Vegas on November 11th.
Hearn who is a major promoter within the business also revealed the clash will either take place at the MGM Grand or the T-Mobile Arena.
The rematch which was highly expected comes after the British boxer took hold of the IBF, WBA (super) and IBO heavyweight belts back in April after knocking out the 41 year old Klitschko in the 11th round of their contest at Wembley Stadium.
Speaking to Sky Sports Hearn said:”I’ve been in Vegas with AJ, officially applying for my Nevada boxing license to promote there and that went well.”
“I met with the MGM and met with the T-Mobile Arena. Vegas is the front runner and November 11 is the date that is pencilled in.”
“It will probably take a couple of weeks to get everything over the line, but I believe Klitschko will take this fight and believe Vegas will be the one.”
“The amount of British fight fans that would travel there, it will be a momentous occasion and one that we will savour for a long time so fingers crossed it’s a party in Las Vegas on November 11.”