Anthony Joshua is set to face Kubrat Pulev in their rearranged world heavyweight title match scheduled on December 12, at the 02 Arena in London. This was disclosed Eddie Hearn, Anthony Joshua’s promoter. The fight was to take place June 20 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. However, it was postponed indefinitely, due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Hearn said, ‘Obviously today’s announcement [Tuesday, September 22] is a massive challenge for everyone in sport. Our intention now is carry on with all our scheduled events. Clearly the finances are affected by not having crowds, even smaller crowds, but we’re working to keep our schedule. That includes Joshua’.
The sports promoter said that Anthony Joshua urgently needs a fight to keep fit and to engage a fulfilling career. It has been a year since he fought Andy Ruiz. ‘You have two options – cancel or go ahead, quite possibly without a crowd. You’d still hope that by December you might have some back but you can’t plan on that now’. He said
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