Joshua-Pulev: 70,000 Tickets Sold, Attendance Record Broken!

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  1. MMALOPEZ Silver Belt

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    A record breaking 70,000 tickets have been sold for the World Heavyweight title showdown between Anthony Joshua MBE and Kubrat Pulev at Principality Stadium in Cardiff on October 28, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

    Tickets have been snapped up by fans eager to see the biggest star in the sport meet his IBF mandatory challenger in his 20th pro outing as he hunts a 20th straight KO win – and the event has become the fastest selling sporting show at the stadium, and has beaten the record set when 63,000 witnessed the rematch between Muhammad Ali and Leon Spinks at the New Orleans Superdrome in 1978.

    “It was another incredible day at the box office for Anthony Joshua as he continues to cement his place as the biggest draw in World boxing,” said promoter Eddie Hearn. “The support he receives from the British public is incredible and has been an integral part of his success – the fans will be in for a great night on October 28 and we thank them all for their support.”

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    A star-studded cast line-up in support of Joshua’s clash with the Bulgarian, as Kal Yafai defends his WBA Wold Super-Flyweight title against Japanese mandatory challenger Sho Ishida and Irish sensation Katie Taylor challenges for her first World title as she takes on two-weight World champion Anahi Esther Sanchez for the WBA Lightweight crown.

    There’s a mouth-watering British and Commonwealth Light-Heavyweight battle between Frank Buglioni, Lenroy Thomas and Dave Allen rematch for the Commonwealth Heavyweight title and Team GB Olympian and Welsh talent Joe Cordina appears in his fifth pro outing.

    http://www.boxingscene.com/joshua-pulev-70000-tickets-sold-attendance-record-broken--120413
     
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  2. Sakuraba7 Black Belt

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    Record in terms of gate or ticket sales? I thought Klitchko-Joshua sold 90k.


    Edit: oh wait, must be an attendance record just for that stadium...
     
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  3. Lionel Mandrake What A Rush!!!

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    90,000 saw Joshua wlad. What does 63,000 in 1978 have to do anything and does the person who wrote this want to actually make clear what point they're trying to make? It isn't a record for the stadium, it isn't a world record, it's a record for kubrat Pulev.

    Is he saying it's the biggest boxing crowd there? Because yeah, it would be, it's had 3 fight cards ever, Skelton vs Williams, calzaghe vs manfredo and calzaghe vs Kessler.
     
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    If Pulev is the same as he was when he fought Wlad, then Joshua has some problems on his hands.
     
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    They're coming in droves to see Pulev
     
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    Dude is a star in the UK, no doubt about it. Should be fireworks.

    2017 FTW.
     
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    Lol, I had the same thought. My guess is that it is the fasted they sold that specific amount of tickets? But it doesn't mention that specific neither.

    I thought Pulev did better in the Wlad fight than people, especially posters on here, give him credit for.
     
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    Will this be on showtime or ppv in America?
     
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  10. Sharkey Who finishes 2nd?

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    Is this stadium enclosed with a roof and everything? If so, it might be in reference to the indoor attendance record that I think Ali-Spinks still has.
     
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    Showtime has a deal with Joshua's team. So has to be SHO.
    Can't imagine this being on PPV either, not really a thing for European HW fights in the US.
     
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    This is truly a spectacle of big elite flesh's of the world with such a quality slab or large proportions of impactful measures towards our consumption. I know you all are salivating, the masses will be ready....
     
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    70000 shall witness the rise of teh Pulev.
     
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    It's an odd article because the largest crowd for a sporting event at Millennium well exceeds 70 000 and the largest crowd to ever watch the HW championship of the world being contested is somewhere around 100 000 with Dempsey/Tunney. I'm pretty sure JCC still has the record for most ever, period, with around 130 000 against Haugen. They might have meant to highest selling boxing event in Millennium Stadium history, but then again Calzaghe might have sold it out, so who knows what they were going for.
     
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    It has a retractable roof yeah, that makes sense.
     
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    Calzaghes best number there was 50k apparently.
     
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    He had the wrong gameplan for Wlad, I'm pretty sure he's not going after AJ.
     
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    The roof is spring loaded.... like a jack-in-the-box.
     
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    Pulev just said fighting Joshua would be terrifying at the press conference. If he'd slotted in a "for you" like bane in the dark knight rises he would be a legend.

    He didn't.
     
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    He also didnt say 'terrifying', he said 'terrific', it was just a really shitty translation so i'm told
     
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