Anthony Joshua will struggle Kubrat Pulev in December, based on boxing promoter Eddie Hearn.
The pair have been because of face one another on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in June however the coronavirus pandemic compelled it to be cancelled.
A brand new date for heavyweight world champion Joshua to struggle his obligatory IBF challenger has but to be introduced however it’s prone to be December with the O2 Enviornment as a doable location.
“We all know AJ’s solely going to struggle as soon as this 12 months, so we wish to give ourselves the perfect alternative to herald a crowd, and that will clearly be the later the higher,” Hearn advised ESPN. “Nevertheless it’s nonetheless not a gimme in any respect. There’s nonetheless a really sturdy likelihood that AJ should struggle behind closed doorways.
“Making an allowance for he’s solely going to struggle as soon as this 12 months, I simply really feel as we would as properly give ourselves each likelihood to have a crowd and that would be the first weekend of December.
“Their laws adjust to the federal government, so in the intervening time they’re closed.
”In order that they would wish to open up. We’d must get an understanding from the federal government what’s allowed in arenas. Are you going to open at 50 p.c [capacity]? Are you going to open up 100 p.c? There’s a whole lot of work that has to enter that with the federal government and the O2 (Enviornment).”
Joshua, 30, has not fought since profitable again his WBA, WBO and IBF world heavyweight titles when he beat Andy Ruiz Jr of their rematch in December.
AJ is predicted to get via the Pulev conflict after which there’s prone to be the a lot anticipated British heavyweight showdown towards WBC champion Tyson Fury.