Anthony Joshua will guard his reality heavyweight titles unexpectedly this year when it was affirmed he will confront Kubrat Pulev on December 12 in London. Joshua was first planned to meet Pulev in October 2017 in Cardiff however the Bulgarian pulled back with a harmed shoulder. Pulev won six straight battles to turn into an obligatory challenger, however, their June 20 session was deferred as a result of the Covid pandemic.
Joshua’s WBA, IBF, and WBO titles will be on the line in his first home battle in over two years, his advancement organization Matchroom declared on Friday. No observers have been permitted at confining England during the pandemic, yet Matchroom said it will attempt to put forth a defense for a restricted live group at the O2 Arena.
“Without the fans something gigantic is missing,” Joshua said.
“I am truly trusting that wellbeing allowing, we may have the option to acquire some boxing fans, December 12 is the date and by and by the heavyweight belts go not yet decided and it is my sole concentration to ensure that come December 13 they are in their legitimate spot in the UK.”
“I regard each adversary and I regard Pulev. I wish him well during his readiness.” Joshua and Pulev each have just a single proficient misfortune: Joshua to Andy Ruiz a year ago, and Pulev to Wladimir Klitschko in 2014.
“For a little nation of Bulgaria to support the heavyweight titles is an incredible achievement,” Pulev said.
“This battle is for my late dad and all Bulgarians around the globe.”
Joshua will expect to take care of Pulev and set up a title unification session against WBC champion Tyson Fury in an all-British blockbuster one year from now.
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