Pro Boxing: Joshua to fight Pulev June 20 at Tottenham Stadium

…Fury, Wilder rematch for July 18

 

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Anthony Joshua will fight mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on June 20.

The unified heavyweight champion will defend his WBA (super), IBF and WBO world titles against the Bulgarian in Joshua’s London homecoming.

It will be his first fight on UK soil since beating Alexander Povetkin at Wembley Stadium in September 2018.

Joshua reclaimed the heavyweight belts with a points victory over Andy Ruiz Jr last year in Saudi Arabia.

Promoter Eddie Hearn is hoping to match Joshua with Fury if both fighters come out victorious in their respective fights.

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Fury will face Wilder for a third time for the WBC heavyweight world title after capturing the prestigious strap last month in Las Vegas. He stopped the previously undefeated American in the seventh round after Mark Breland threw in the towel.

They’re set to meet on July 18 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, a few weeks after

Deontay Wilder has activated his rematch clause against Tyson Fury despite the heavy beating he took from the British heavyweight in February.

The Los Angeles Times reporter Manouk Akopyan tweeted on Sunday that Top Rank officials said a third fight would take place July 18 at the Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

“We received a letter from Wilder’s team on Friday and we agreed with the networks and the hotel that July 18 was the optimal date,” Fury’s US promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank told Akopyan.

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