Joshua will be defending his IBF and WBA heavyweight world titles against a makeshift opponent in Carlos Takam who was last minute replacement to mandatory challenger Kubret Pulev withdrew two weeks before fight because of injury. The main-event will be starting anytime after pm uk time while the undercards starting at around pm uk time and Sky Box Office will have live coverage of this game.
Eddie Hearn - Promoter The logistics are so much more difficult with a stadium fight. There are a huge number of people, meetings with local authorities, transport authorities, the police, security, the working out of seating configuration.
The truth is, a stadium event is actually a pain in the backside, but as a spectacle, there is nothing like it. You look back on the pictures of Wembley Stadium from the Joshua-Klitschko fight and they are iconic.
The sheer size, 70, 80, 90, people, the fireworks, the fight pictures, it is on another level. We are there to take the flak for Joshua, and deal with issues arising. So, for this fight, we lost the mandatory challenger [Kubrat Pulev] but got a new one ordered by the IBF, and did the deal within an hour of the withdrawal.
It takes weeks of planning. Four to six security officers will go with the fighter on the ring walk. Joshua vs Takam How long until the fight begins?
Mike Goodall - Ring builder My company, Ringcraft, is a family-owned business. I was a greengrocer in my past and I know how to do an eye-catching display, which is what creating a terrific-looking ring is all about.
The ring is built on the Friday afternoon, and dressed with all its banners, taping and apron on the morning of the fight. When Froch fought Groves at Wembley Stadium, England had played against Poland the night before and we were allowed in at 11pm for the whole thing to be done, which included a canopy over the ring.
We had three hours to build and dress the ring. The ring is 24ft square and from rope to rope 20ft x 20ft.
We announce the officials, with both teams having agreed a proposed list of referee and judges. Phil Edwards will referee Joshua-Takam.
The fighters are weighed 72 hours before the official weigh-in and they must not be more than three per cent over the championship weigh-in limit. If they are we ask questions. Weight cuts are very important parts of boxing.
We also supply the gloves, which have been checked over. Both teams are permitted to send a representative into the opposing dressing room to watch their hands being wrapped The lovely thing for the Boxing Board is that our offices are in Cardiff. Joshua vs Takam All you need to know about Saturday's fight Michael Buffer - Ring announcer The four Ps are what matter in my job — preparation, pronunciation, presentation and performance.
The key concern for me, obviously, is my voice, so if I have a cold or a sore throat, I pop a lozenge in there all day and squirrel it into my cheek. It keeps the airwaves nice and clear.
And then there is ensuring that you warm up your voice — that is something I never forget.
The massages are often done on a Friday, and by the time Anthony is ready for fight day, we just want to be on call around him all the time. He is kept fed and hydrated, has the right amount of caffeine in him, and we constantly watch his water bottles because we want to know what he is taking.
That is part and parcel of life around an athlete who must drink water — and must be tested.
Given that he is also likely to shake hundreds of hands in fight week, we also monitor that aspect of his health constantly. But after working with AJ since he turned pro, we have a method and system which is now familiar to the boxer and his team.