Boxing news: Anthony Joshua statement, Kubrat Pulev takes aim, Tyson Fury retirement vow

Boxing news – Anthony Joshua vs Kubrat Pulev statement

Eddie Hearn has ruled out Anthony Joshua’s unified heavyweight title defence against Kubrat Pulev take place behind closed doors at Matchroom Boxing HQ in Essex.

“Ninety per cent of fighters are ready to go,” Hearn told IFL TV. “They want to carry on their career. I was talking to ‘AJ’, ‘AJ’ wants to fight here at Fight Camp.

“I don’t think that’s necessarily an option. But he wants to fight.

“This is what he does, I want to go back to the office, I want to go back to work. That’s what I do.

“I’m sure fighters would prefer to fight in front of live crowds, of course, you would.

“That’s not going to be an option in the interim and may not even be an option until next year.

“So, be a pro, get prepared and get a fight in the bank. Get your money in the bank, progress your career and let’s go.”

You either fight or vacate the title

Kubrat Pulev’s message to Anthony Joshua

Boxing news – Kubrat Pulev hits out at Anthony Joshua

Bulgaria’s Pulev has claimed Joshua is scared to fight him and has urged ‘AJ’ to relinquish the titles if he doesn’t want to face him.

“There are two options,” Pulev told Bad Left Hook “You either fight or vacate the title.

“I realise that he is really scared of me. It seems like he is scared, and that’s why he’s trying to postpone or cancel the match.”

“We have done everything on our part.

“We agreed to all the conditions that Joshua’s team asked for, and now it’s up to them.

“I’m ready to face Joshua; it doesn’t matter where.

“I’m waiting for Eddie Hearn to finally make a decision where the fight is going to be and get started.”

Boxing news – Tyson Fury discusses retirement plans

WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has ruled out the prospect of him retiring in the near future, insisting he can reign over the division for years to come.

“Why walk away when I’m still only young?” Fury asked during an interview with Sky Sports.

“Hopefully I box until I have a good sit down with all the team and we all decide it’s time to walk away, while I’m on top, and then sail away into the sunset, and then who knows what will happen after that.”

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