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Anthony Joshua v Kubrat Pulev struggle date: UK begin time, full undercard, PPV and dwell stream data for heavyweight title bout THIS WEEKEND


Dec 8, 2020
Anthony Joshua vs Kubrat Pulev: When is AJ’s title defence? Where will it take place? What about potential Tyson Fury fight?

Anthony Joshua shall be again within the boxing ring on Saturday night time, as he fights Kubrat Pulev in a blockbuster heavyweight conflict to finish 2020.

The British heavyweight famous person was as a consequence of face his IBF obligatory challenger in June on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in entrance of 60,000 followers.

Anthony Joshua is the WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion of the world
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Nevertheless, the COVID-19 lockdown noticed that placed on maintain and Joshua will now tackle Pulev at Wembley Enviornment, with simply 1,000 folks allowed in to observe.

However after a troublesome yr, boxing followers will not less than get to see AJ in motion as soon as extra forward of what must be an exhilarating 2021 within the sport.

Joshua v Pulev: UK struggle date

  • The 12-round heavyweight title struggle is scheduled for Saturday, December 12
  • It’ll happen at Wembley Enviornment in London, with 1,000 followers in a position to attend
  • The undercard will get beneath manner at 7pm, with the principle occasion slated to start out between 10pm and 11pm
  • The struggle shall be proven dwell on Sky Sports activities Field Workplace from 7pm
  • talkSPORT will convey you common updates of the struggle on the radio

Joshua v Pulev: What has been stated?

Joshua is concentrating on a 2021 showdown with fellow world champion Tyson Fury, however insists he isn’t wanting previous harmful Bulgarian Pulev and is cautious of the risk he poses.

He stated: “Pulev is called after an excellent Bulgarian warrior and he has that warrior spirit, he carries the hopes of his nation.

“He’s powerful, he has an excellent jab and he’ll dig deep. He has discovered a method to beat each opponent, besides Klitschko, however I do know I’ve ready nicely and I must be victorious.

“I do know lockdown has been powerful however for me it has been a blessing.

“I’ve focused on coaching, on enhancing my boxing, all yr. I haven’t needed to do a lot industrial or promotional stuff, I’ve had extra time with my household and extra time to coach severely. And the longer I await Fury, the higher ready I’ll be.”

Pulev stated: “For a small nation of Bulgaria to face up for the heavyweight titles is a good accomplishment.

“This struggle is for my late father and all Bulgarians around the globe! I’m coming to London to grab the heavyweight championship of the world.”

Anthony Joshua is favorite to win however Kubrat Pulev shall be no pushover
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Promoter Eddie Hearn, in the meantime, stated: “I can’t inform you how completely happy I’m to see followers returning to our dwell boxing occasions.

“While the staff have performed an unbelievable job over the past 10 months we dwell and breathe via the power and environment {that a} dwell crowd generates.

“It’s so becoming that they’ll return for an AJ struggle, when via the previous couple of years he has damaged all types of attendance data within the U.Ok. and past. That is such a optimistic transfer for boxing and all sport. Welcome again!”

Joshua v Pulev: TV channel and dwell stream

The struggle shall be proven dwell on Sky Sports activities Field Workplace at a value of £24.95. Sky’s protection will begin at 7pm forward of a stacked undercard.

You don’t need to be a Sky buyer to observe the struggle – you may dwell stream for a similar value in your pc, cell and pill units.

Sky Sports activities Field Workplace will even be out there on BT TV. There are two methods to make the acquisition – by tuning to channel 496 or by looking for the occasion within the BT Participant.

Anthony Joshua will struggle for the primary time in a yr in December
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Joshua v Pulev: Undercard

Up and coming cruiserweight Lawrence Okolie will struggle on the undercard as he seems to be to take his unbeaten skilled file to 15 wins.

Nevertheless, it gained’t be for the vacant WBO cruiserweight title after preliminary opponent Krzysztof Glowacki examined postive for COVID-19 and was compelled to drag out.

Okolie will now tackle Nikodem Jezewski, who’s ranked exterior the highest 15 by the WBO.

Hughie Fury, cousin of world champion Tyson, shall be in motion towards Mariusz Wach, who misplaced to Dillian Whyte final yr.

  • Anthony Joshua v Kubrat Pulev – for WBA (Tremendous), IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight titles
  • Lawrence Okolie v Nikodem Jezewski
  • Hughie Fury v Mariusz Wach
  • Martin Bakole v Sergey Kuzmin – for vacant WBC worldwide heavyweight title
  • Souleymane Cissokho v Kieron Conway
  • Qais Ashfaq v Ashley Lane

Joshua v Pulev: Story of the tape

Joshua – Pulev

Nationality: British – Bulgarian

Age: 31 – 39

Top: 6ft 6 – 6ft 4

Stance: Orthodox – Orthodox

Attain: 82in – 79in

Report: 23-1-0 – 28-1-0

KOs: 21 – 14

Rounds: 103 – 203

Debut: 10/05/2013 – 19/9/2009

Nickname: AJ – The Cobra