Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko break Wembley record by selling 80,000 plus tickets

The second bunch of tickets sold out in less than an hour after thousands of people who missed out on the first round of sales rushed to secure a seat at the massive heavyweight clash.

The Wembley record of 80,000 people was set by George Groves and Carl Froch when the two British rivals fought in a super-middleweight clash in 2014.

Purses: Groves £2m Froch £8m
Pay-per-views: 900,000 at £16.95 each – £15.225m
International TV income: £580,000
Sponsorship: £225,000
Merchandise/Hospitality: £225,000
Tickets: 77,000 at £78 each – £6m
Total earnings: £22.225m

But that record is now expected to be smashed by Klitschko’s and Joshua’s fight after over 80,000 tickets were sold with Eddie Hearn revealing a further 5,000 tickets could go on sale in the near future.

Britain's Anthony Joshua (L) poses with Ukraine's Wladimir Klitschko during a press conference at Wembley Stadium in north west London on December 14, 2016. Klitschko will fight Joshua on April 29, 2017 at Wembley Stadium in London / AFP / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS        (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain’s Anthony Joshua (L) poses with Ukraine’s Wladimir Klitschko during a press conference at Wembley Stadium in north west London on December 14, 2016.
Klitschko will fight Joshua on April 29, 2017 at Wembley Stadium in London / AFP / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)

‘The demand for tickets for Joshua versus Klitschko is phenomenal,’ said Hearn.

‘This is unquestionably the biggest fight in British boxing history and we would have sold out Wembley twice over.