Pulev To Donate Half Of Purse From Joshua Fight To Medical Workers
In an attempt to heal during a time when people need comfort, heavyweight contender Kubrat Pulev is looking to do whatever he can. The IBF heavyweight mandatory challenger will be donating half of his purse from his upcoming fight to help medical workers during the coronavirus outbreak.
Pulev (28-1) is expected to earn $5 million from his fight against WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua.
“I will donate 50% of the money I earn from the match with Joshua to the tireless heroes in the fight against the coronavirus,” Pulev stated to Bild, via Boxing Scene.
“I will give doctors, nurses and hospitals the necessary equipment to deal with this devilish virus.”
Pulev and Joshua were supposed to face one another in June inside Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The fight was postponed due to the coronavirus situation. Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn the fight will be looked into for a potential late summer showdown. Pulev believes the fight might get made by the end of the year, that is of course if it doesn’t get cancelled altogether for a potential Tyson Fury-Joshua bout.
On an eight-fight win streak, Pulev has fought for the IBF Heavyweight Title before. A former IBF International Heavyweight Champion, Pulev lost to champion Wladimir Klitschko for the title in 2014. He was supposed to face Joshua in 2017, but backed out due to a shoulder injury.