Frank Warren expects Anthony Joshua vs Daniel Dubois to break Tyson Fury record

Promoter Frank Warren anticipates that the upcoming bout between Anthony Joshua and Daniel Dubois will break the British boxing attendance record. The highly-anticipated fight is set to take place at Wembley Stadium on September 21.

The current record for the highest attendance at a British boxing match is held by Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte, who drew 94,000 spectators to Wembley Stadium last year. The stadium’s original capacity of 90,000 was increased to accommodate the massive interest in the all-British showdown.

Warren is confident that the Joshua vs. Dubois fight will surpass this record. “Oh, it’s massive,” Warren told talkSPORT. “We will be applying to increase the capacity like we did last time when Tyson Fury fought against Dillian Whyte. And I think we’ve got it, I think we will probably break that record. So it’s really looking good.”

Eddie Hearn, Joshua’s promoter, recently suggested that the fight could sell 100,000 tickets, reflecting the high demand and excitement surrounding the match. Joshua’s previous fights at Wembley have drawn significant crowds, including 90,000 for his unification clash with Wladimir Klitschko in 2017 and 80,000 for his bout with Alexander Povetkin in 2018.

Although Dubois may not have the same name recognition as Klitschko, domestic fights tend to attract large audiences. The clash between Joshua and Dubois promises to be an exciting matchup, with both fighters known for their knockout power.

Warren believes that the fight will be a competitive and thrilling encounter. “A lot of people are making AJ a favorite, and they’re saying AJ is a big puncher and so forth and I hope he comes out and comes to fight because if he lets those big punches go I know that will leave him exposed,” Warren said. “If Daniel clips him, it will knock him out. I think Daniel is the bigger puncher.”

Warren added that the fight could come down to a battle of the jabs, with the winner likely being the one who can control the pace and land the decisive blows.

Dubois has faced criticism in the past for his performances against Joe Joyce and Oleksandr Usyk, where he was branded a “quitter” by some. However, his recent wins against Jarrell Miller and Filip Hrgovic have helped to shift public perception. Dubois now has the opportunity to establish himself as one of the top heavyweights in Britain by defeating Joshua.

The Joshua vs. Dubois fight is shaping up to be a landmark event in British boxing. With the potential to break attendance records and the promise of an exciting matchup, fans are eagerly anticipating the showdown at Wembley Stadium on September 21.

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