Anthony Joshua Ready To Fight Kubrat Pulev; Three World Heavyweight In December
Anthony Joshua To Fight Kubrat Pulev In December
Anthony Joshua will fight his mandatory IBF challenger Kubrat Pulev in December to defend his three world heavyweight titles, according to boxing promoter Eddie Hearn.
The pair were due to face each other at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on June 20 but the coronavirus pandemic forced the clash to be canceled.
A new date for the clash has not to been announced yet but it’s likely going down in December with London’s O2 Arena as a possible location.
Speaking with ESPN, Hearn said: “We know AJ’s only going to fight once this year, so we want to give ourselves the best opportunity to bring in a crowd, and that would obviously be the later the better.”
“But it’s still not a gimme at all. There’s still a very strong chance that AJ will have to fight behind closed doors.
“Bearing in mind he’s only going to fight once this year, I just feel as we might as well give ourselves every chance to have a crowd and that will be the first weekend of December.
“Their regulations comply with the government, so at the moment they’re closed.