For months now, we’ve watched to see if the Anthony Joshua v Kubrat Pulev fight or the Anthony Joshua v Wladimir Klitschko would be announced. This morning, brought news of Klitschko’s retirement from boxing which has shed some light on the situation, with the Anthony Joshua v Kubrat Pulev fight looking to be next. Find out the latest news and boxing hospitality by signing up to the Villiers newsletter today!
United champion and Olympic athlete, Anthony Joshua is likely to face Kubrat Pulev next in 2017. Kubrat Pulev, who is known for attracting vast crowds, has already held the European heavyweight boxing title twice. Pulev claims to have seen “holes” in Anthony Joshua’s style of boxing when he watched Joshua at Wembley Stadium earlier this year. Joshua v Pulev is set to be a huge fight.
Today, Wladimir Klitschko announced his retirement from boxing with an amazing 64 wins from 69 fights. This announcement ensures Anthony Joshua’s next fight will be against mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev. Should Anthony Joshua not fight Kubrat Pulev he risks losing his IBF belt and no longer becoming a unified champion.
If a Joshua v Pulev fight was to go ahead it would likely be located at Principality stadium in Cardiff, with capacities upto 75,000 people. There has been rumours of Anthony Joshua looking at Las Vegas for his next fight, but given they are both European boxers, the UK seems the perfect location for the Joshua v Pulev fight.
Anthony Joshua has publicly announced he has begun training for his next fight, suggesting the Anthony Joshua v Kubrat Pulev fight will take place in 2017 towards the end of the year. IBF rules mean that the Joshua v Pulev fight takes place on 28th October 2017.
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Speculation is rife that once Anthony Joshua has faced Kubrat Pulev, it’s likely a Tyson Fury v Anthony Joshua fight will take place. Joshua called out Fury after his success at Wembley Stadium in April 2017. Since then, tensions have been building between the two, it seems possible a Fury v Joshua fight would take place at Wembley Stadium in 2018.
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