Anthony Joshua has placed his WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO belts on the line as he officially announced his fight with Kubrat Pulev on June 20th at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
This will be Joshua’s first title defense after reclaiming them from Andy Ruiz in Saudi Arabia, after initially losing to the “big man ” in the fight fight in the United States.
This fight will be the first boxing match held at Spurs’ state-of-the-art new stadium, which holds 63,000 people and boasts a retractable pitch so the turf will not get damaged, but that figure can be increased for the fight.
Pulev also confirmed his involvement in the fight on his Facebook page on Monday, saying: ‘I am happy to have the opportunity to show the world how strong I really am.’
Interestingly the two fighters were due to face off at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff in 2017 but Pulev pulled out with an injury, with Joshua fighting – and beating – Carlos Takam instead.
Joshua has to avoid an upset and overcome Pulev and emerge victorious and hope the “Gispy King” is able to do a double over the “Bronze bomber” in their latest edition of the their trilogy of a fight to set up the most wanted and most talked about fight of “Battle of Britain “heavyweight unification fight which would likely take place in either November or December of this year, with Wembley the preferred venue.