Dubai up against Nigeria, Cardiff and America for heavyweight bout
Dubai has been touted as a possible venue for the rematch of Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko, following their spectacular bout in April.
London’s Wembley Stadium, in Joshua’s hometown, played host to the heavyweight title clash, which saw the 27-year-old British boxer defeat one of the sport’s longest serving and most successful fighters in recent years, in what became an instant classic.
Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, confirmed that three countries outside the UK have submitted a bid to host the rematch: the UAE, specifically Dubai, America and Nigeria – the country of Joshua’s parents. Hearn said to sports broadcaster Sky Sports: “So many offers this week – Nigeria, Dubai, America, and also we have the opportunity of Cardiff here in the UK. Financially, Cardiff’s not the best choice, but also at the same time, if it’s not broke don’t fix it, and we have that mentality with AJ moving forward.