Kubrat Pulev will fight with Anthony Joshua on December 12, in the mandatory fight where the Englishman will expose his IBF world heavyweight championship.
The duel between Joshua Y Pulev It was dated June 20, but had to be postponed due to issues specific to the pandemic.
Said combat will take place in the O2 Arena from Greenwich, London, with the home of the world champion AMB, FIB Y OMB.
It is still unknown if the presence of the public in the stadium will be possible, due to the restrictions imposed by the British government, in the face of outbreaks of Covid-19.
At 39, the Bulgarian has the place of mandatory challenger to the world title of the International Boxing Federation, and it is time for you to assert your position.
“There is no turning back, no procrastination!Kubrat Pulev vs Anthony Joshua! The date is December 12 and the venue is London. May the best man win! ”, The veteran published today in his account Facebook.
🇧🇬👊🏻🥊 Вече няма връщане назад, няма отлагане, няма изместване! Кубрат Пулев срещу Антъни Джошуа! Датата е 12-и декември, а мястото е Лондон! И нека по-добрият победи! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
Posted by Kubrat Pulev on Monday, October 12, 2020
Rivalry already postponed
Since October 2017 Kubrat Pulev awaits his official opportunity with Anthony Joshua, which he could not make effective that year due to injuring one of his shoulders.
His place was taken by the French naturalized Cameroonian Carlos Takam, who fell to Joshua by technical knockout.
Eddie hearn, promoter in charge of the crossing, explained in September that the contest would not be postponed again: “The Cobra cannot afford to sit and wait for what might happen.”
The future of the winner
Whoever emerges victorious from the promising fight, will have very high chances of facing Tyson fury for the unification of the titles.
As confirmed this morning Fury, after getting off the trilogy with Deontay Wilder, intends to defend his WBC world title on December 5 in the UK.
At the same time, Gypsy king affirmed that he wants to keep the championships he owns Joshua and that, triumph through, could belong to Pulev.
Those challenges would have a date on the 2021 calendar, after the crash of December 12 of this year.