AJ's fight against Pulev 'scheduled for December 12 at O2 Arena'

Anthony Joshua’s fight against Kubrat Pulev ‘scheduled for December 12 at London’s O2 Arena’… and Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder ‘could fight a week later’ as blockbuster boxing calendar takes shape

  • Anthony Joshua to fight IBF mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev on December 12 
  • The bout was initially due to take place in June at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
  • Coronavirus pandemic forced contest to be called off but new date has been set

Anthony Joshua will fight IBF mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev on December 12 at London’s O2 Arena, Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn has revealed.

The bout was initially due to take place in June at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium but the coronavirus pandemic forced the contest to be postponed. However a new date has now been set. 

‘Yes, December 12 at the O2 is the plan for AJ,’ Hearn told Boxing Scene.

Anthony Joshua will fight IBF mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev on December 12 in London

Joshua’s bout with Pulev was initially due to take place in June at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

While Epic Sports promoter John Wirt, who co-promotes Pulev with Top Rank, added: ‘We are happy that the fight appears to be back on track and that we have a new date and site.

‘There is still some tweaking to do on the contract but we are optimistic it should be concluded this week.’

The heavyweight boxing calendar appears to be taking shape as Tyson Fury’s third clash with Deontay Wilder could take place a week later, according to talkSPORT.

While Tyson Fury’s third clash with Deontay Wilder could reportedly take place a week later

The much-anticipated showdown reportedly could be held on December 19

The much-anticipated showdown reportedly could be held on December 19, which could pave the way for the Battle of Britain between Joshua and Fury in 2021. 

The financial terms for the two blockbuster fights to unify the heavyweight division have been agreed but both Pulev and Wilder could upset the plan.

While Oleksandr Usyk’s team are determined to ensure Joshua obeys WBO rules so that the pair will meet in the ring.




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