Fight fans may finally be getting closer to seeing a big title fight between Anthony Joshua and Kubrat Pulev.
In a major development, both the Joshua and Pulev camps have informed BoxingScene.com that the title clash is in the works for December 12. The venue planned for the fight is the O2 Arena in London, England.
Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn had the following to say on the matchup.
“Yes, Dec. 12 at the O2 is the plan for AJ.”
Hearn went on to say that some fans will be allowed to enter the arena to bear witness to the heavyweight championship tilt. Hearn let it be known that British authorities are shooting for a 25 percent capacity for major sporting events beginning in October.
The title fight between Joshua and Pulev was initially set to take place on June 20. Plans went awry due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On top of that, Joshua suffered a knee injury that put him on the shelf for a short period of time.
Joshua is the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO Heavyweight Champion. Fight fans have been clamoring for a title unification bout between Joshua and WBC Heavyweight titleholder Tyson Fury. Fury has to get past the trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder, while Joshua will need to handle business with Pulev.
In his last outing back on December 7, 2019, Joshua got his revenge on Andy Ruiz Jr. AJ had been upset by Ruiz back on June 1 via TKO. In the rematch, Joshua regained his gold via unanimous decision.
As for Pulev, he last competed on November 9. He scored a unanimous decision victory over Rydell Booker. Pulev is riding an eight-fight winning streak. He last suffered a defeat at the hands of Wladimir Klitschko back on November 15, 2014.