In a crowd of 90,000 you can bet a bowl of a sumptuous Ibadan delicacy of Amala with Gbegiri and Ewedu, that there’ll definitely be all shades of personalities…talk about where glitz and glamour meets proper “aje butters”.
Though the officials figures are still slightly sketchy at this point, but the Anthony Joshua’s successful defence of the IBF belt against Wladimir Klitschko is projected to have generated gate receipts worth about £8m – Seats in the upper tiers at Wembley were going for £45.00 on general sale – but were later priced at £120 and then £186.00.
Those are the cheapest tickets available, with the most expensive priced at £340.000.
US television rights sold for almost £2.4m, with Showtime and HBO sharing the rights, but worldwide the estimates is expected to be about £42m – well over the $42.5 million January’s El Clasico forked in as per media value for sponsors, according to Nielsen Sports.
So you get the gist now about the biggest Heavyweight bout since Lennox Lewis knocked out Mike Tyson to retain the world title in 2002 per Dan Rafael [espnboxing].
Now just what manner of sapiens were at Wembley on Saturday night…let’s do a brief roll call:
CARL IKEME –
He’s been out injured for several weeks now, but for a brother, Super Eagles first choice and Wolverhampton Goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme was not so far off from ring side. That must have made him to part with some good amount of quid.
— Carl Ikeme (@Carl_Ikeme) April 30, 2017
RIO FERDINAND –
There’s certainly something about footballers and the spotlight… and with Rio, the Manchester United Legend, he knows all about it – from the punditry studios to the red carpet events.
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) April 30, 2017
DEONTAY WILDER –
Oh! this one was there spoiling for a fight – he almost got into one with Tony Bellew – the night before. But take nothing away from the Bronze Bomber, he’s the biggest name,
no scratch that, was the biggest name in Heavyweight boxing before the 11th round of the epic Joshua vs. Klitschko clash. Wilder was also guest in the commentary corner, where he dropped his 2 cents on what transpired before his eyes.
— Deontay Wilder (@BronzeBomber) April 29, 2017
— Deontay Wilder (@BronzeBomber) April 30, 2017
ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER –
You may remember him as the former California State Governor, but for us movie buffs, he was and still is our hero from the days of “Commando” and “Total Recall“, “Terminator“…then there was “Twins” with Danny Devito…sighs! He was just humdinger-like on “NationalSuperHeroDay”
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) April 29, 2017
HAYDEN PANETTIERE –
Not so sure how this one turned out on the night though.
Let’s do this. pic.twitter.com/f5enCLkAfv
— hayden panettiere (@haydenpanettier) April 30, 2017
CHRIS ROBSHAW –
Don’t know this guy but, I particularly like his Burberry jacket – he looks like a Red and Whites’ Player.
— Chris Robshaw (@ChrisRobshaw) April 29, 2017
Picked a few hints from a piece by – Matthew Smith for Mail Sport
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