Joshua Set To Break Muhammad Ali’s 39-Year Record Against Takam In Cardiff
Anthony Joshua will eclipse Muhammad Ali long-standing 39-years record on Saturday when he faces Cameroonian-French heavyweight Carlos Takam in front of a world record indoor crowd of 78,000 underneath the closed roof at the Cardiff’s Principality Stadium.
The attendance beats the previous record set by Ali in 1978 when 63,315 fans watched him beat Leon Spinks in the New Orleans Superdome. Joshua has already fought in front of a crowd as big as the Principality Stadium.
AJ defeated Wladimir Klitschko in the 11th round at Wembley Stadium with 90,000 spectators crammed in to witness the heavyweight fight of the year.
Promoter Eddie Hear said: “We’ve never seen anything like this in British boxing and we may never see anything like it again. This fight will be broadcast in over 160 countries worldwide.”
Joshua was originally due to fight Kubrat Pulev, but the Bulgarian pulled out with a shoulder injury.