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Boxing News of Wednesday, 2 December 2020


Anthony Joshua to defend world titles against Pulev in front of I,000 fans

Heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua will defend his three world titles against Kubrat Pulev in the presence of 1,000 fans at the Wembley Arena next weekend.

This is Joshua's first bout since he returned to the ring since his revenge victory against Andy Ruiz last December.

Promoter Eddie Hearn said: “I can’t tell you how happy I am to see fans returning to our live boxing events.

“Whilst the team have done an incredible job over the last 10 months we live and breathe through the energy and atmosphere that a live crowd generates.

“It’s so fitting that they can return for an AJ fight, when through the last few years he has broken all kinds of attendance records in the U.K. and beyond. This is such a positive move for boxing and all sport. Welcome back!”

Joshua and Pulev will headline a card that includes Lawrence Okolie’s world title challenge against former champion Krzysztof Glowacki, according to Complete Sports.

Hughie Fury will take on Mariusz Wach, Martin Bakole faces a crossroads test against Sergey Kuzmin and Souleymane Cissoko faces Kieron Conway.