World heavyweight champion boxer Anthony Joshua’s bout against Kubrat Pulev has become the fastest-selling sporting event at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium.

A record-breaking 70,000 tickets were snapped up for the event in which Joshua (pictured) will defend his world heavyweight titles at the Principality Stadium, formerly known as the Millennium Stadium, when taking on Bulgaria’s Pulev on October 28.

It will mark Joshua’s first fight since he defeated Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium in April for his 19th consecutive win as a professional boxer. Pulev’s only defeat in 26 fights came against Klitschko in 2014.

The 74,500-seat Principality Stadium has hosted boxing matches in the past, and staged two of Welshman Joe Calzaghe’s bouts back in 2007.

“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, according to Sky Sports.

“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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