BOXING gets even bigger this year as Anthony Joshua prepares to take on Kubrat Pulev in a huge heavyweight clash.
Joshua will be defending his WBA, WBO and IBF world heavyweight titles against the Bulgarian, who he was scheduled to face over three years ago.
The fight is a big one for Joshua, who can all but secure a money-spinning pair of bouts with Tyson Fury with an emphatic win.
When is Anthony Joshua vs Kubrat Pulev?
- The fight is scheduled to take place on December 12.
- It was originally scheduled for June 20 but the coronavirus pandemic put a halt to those plans.
What time does Anthony Joshua vs Kubrat Pulev start?
- Fight night will likely get underway at around 5pm with some undercard bouts live on Facebook.
- Joshua vs Pulev can be expected to start at around 10.30pm UK time on December 12.
What channel is it on and can it believe streamed?
- Joshua vs Pulev will be shown live on Sky Sports Box Office.
- The price of the pay-per-view has been set at £24.95, which is more than usual for a PPV event.
- The event can be live streamed from the Sky Sports Box Office app, which you can download onto your mobile or tablet device.
What has been said?
"I have been watching his fights carefully. He has a good style and he is a good specimen, but he has not shown any mental toughness," Pulev said.
"Yes, he has skills, but he hasn't shown the mental strength. This is something from within, in the blood of a man, and he does not have it.
"Whatever mental toughness he’s got, I know I'm the harder person. This is the difference – my toughness will prevail."
But Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn has said his man will do the business on fight night.
"I went to see him yesterday, he looked absolutely sensational," Hearn told Sky Sports.
"He's learning, he's punching so hard, so sharp, so fast. I think this is going to be a tough fight against Kubrat Pulev. I also think he is going to absolutely destroy him.
"I think he's going to break him down, he's going to dissect him, and he's going to punish him. I think you're going to see a statement.
Joshua vs Pulev FULL CARD so far
- Anthony Joshua vs Kubrat Pulev
- Lawrence Okolie vs Krzysztof Głowacki
- Martin Bakole vs Sergei Kuzmin
- Hughie Fury vs Mariusz Wach
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