Without belts, I’m not 100% sold that Joshua Wilder sells out Wembley Stadium

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by mark ant, Jan 9, 2022.

  1. exocet76

    exocet76 Well-Known Member Full Member

    Feb 28, 2012
    Most of that 60 million know who Joshua is so your point is moot.
    The UK is into it's sports and there's hardcore boxing fans here. Many will know who Wilder is.
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  2. MeatFeastMan

    MeatFeastMan Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jan 4, 2018
    60 million are sports fans though. Not saying they have seen his fights.
  3. hobby rider

    hobby rider Active Member Full Member

    Aug 4, 2020
    Wilder won’t fight Joshua. Wilder will fight another can while he waits for ngannu to finish in ufc then he will fight him and retire.
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  4. UmarIFLUmar

    UmarIFLUmar Active Member Full Member

    Jan 8, 2021
    It's got all out war written all over it. Almost certainly doesn't go the distance, probably doesn't even get to the end of the 6th.

    I would love to see this fight in the second half of 2022 assuming Joshua loses to Usyk.
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  5. Furey

    Furey EST & REG 2009 Full Member

    Oct 18, 2009
    Of course it would sell out Wembley

    2 big heavyweight names...... one being an absolute superstar in the UK whilst the other is well known in the UK particularly thanks to the 3 fights with Fury.

    Then add in the Sky hype machine....................
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  6. Boxing Gloves

    Boxing Gloves Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jul 19, 2004
  7. f1ght3rz

    f1ght3rz Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jan 31, 2018
    Everyone who doubts that is kind of insane.

    Brits are crazy boxing fans. They would even sell out Joshua vs. Whyte 2 without belts.
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  8. Puroresu_Fan

    Puroresu_Fan Boxing Addict Full Member

    Apr 6, 2016
    The fact one is not sure if an AJ non title fight could sell 90k tickets is testament to just how big AJ is.

    Every other hw on the planet would be happy to sell 50k let alone selling out Wembley.
  9. MeatFeastMan

    MeatFeastMan Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jan 4, 2018
    I'll eat my hat if Spence-Crawford does more buys than Joshua-Wilder. I actually think it does more buys in the UK alone than Spence-Crawford does globally.

    That's how confident I am that it sells. People buy drama and fireworks, not cagey chess matches.
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  10. Aussie Invader

    Aussie Invader Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jan 5, 2017
    the english and australians can sell out a cricket game.
    trust me, they'll flock to boxing at this level.
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  11. seansanashee

    seansanashee Boxing Addict Full Member

    Nov 27, 2010
    What do you mean "without belts"?

    I'm sure a title or 2 will be created for such an occasion.
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  12. miniq

    miniq Big Stiff Idiot Full Member

    Oct 23, 2011
    AJ & Wilder are damaged goods

    The people want Fury, Tyson Fury.
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  13. Dubblechin

    Dubblechin Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jun 25, 2014
    Fight fans care about the fight. They don't care if it is a sellout or not.

    Larry Holmes-Ken Norton and Ali-Leon Spinks fought in 1978. Holmes-Norton sold 5,000 tickets. Ali-Spinks 1 sold 5,000 tickets. Both bouts are considered classic fights.

    The Ali-Spinks rematch sold 63,000 tickets. And the fight sucked.

    Nobody bases the fights they go back and watch on how big the attendance was.

    I'd watch Povetkin-Whyte 1 on a loop and it was held in Eddie Hearn's backyard. Povetkin-Klitschko was held in front of 55,000 people, and I never want to watch that fight again.

    If Joshua and Wilder signed to fight, belts or not, we'd all watch because we want to see the fight.
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  14. Forza

    Forza Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Mar 18, 2012
    The appeal of that fight has gone away now that wilder has been TKO'd twice in a row, it would have sold out pre tyson fury fights. Easily.
  15. sasto

    sasto Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 5, 2020
    The fight itself might be more exciting now than it would have been 5 years ago.

    AJ is more cautious and Wilder has caught up in high level fight experience (even if he didn't win them) plus he clearly doesn't give a **** about taking damage. Still guaranteed to go off and they can save a few bucks by not hiring any judges because it won't go the distance.