An all-Brit title unification fight will have to wait with Anthony Joshua’s next fight set. Joshua is set to face Kubrat Pulev on June 20 at The Tottenham stadium. With Deontay confirming that he is exercising his rematch clause, this is the only fight that made sense
Who is Kubrat Pulev?
Kubrat Pulev is currently (28-1) with his only loss coming via a Klitschko knockout in 2014. The Bulgarian is on an 8 match win streak and is Joshua’s mandatory IBF opponent.
There is still hope for the unification bout, however, Pulev can’t be overlooked. The Bulgarian is known for his amazing jabs and his boxing IQ. Pulev could prove to be a tougher opponent for Joshua than Andy Ruiz.
Pulev is on an 8 fight win streak and has looked impressive since his loss against Wladimir. Now that both wilder and Joshua have their fights set, Andy Ruiz jr.will have to wait to see what’s next for him.
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Eddie Hearn Confirms Anthony Joshua’s return
“Eddie Hearn tells The Athletic that the site deal hasn’t been signed, but that Anthony Joshua’s heavyweight championship defense vs. Kubrat Pulev will be staged June 20 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London. Joshua’s first U.K., fight since September 2018 when he beat Povetkin.”
Potential Benefits to AJ?
The prospect of AJ’s return presents a great monetary benefit to both fighters. Moreover, it serves as a perfect ‘’warm-up’’ fight for Joshua. Tyson Fury will be Anthony Joshua’s toughest opponent and a bout before the ‘’Boss Fight’’ would do both fighters a world of good.
The prospect of a unification fight between the Brits is too good to pass. Given the star-power both fighters share, this would be the biggest fight of their career.
The fate of the Heavy-weight division lies in the hands of 3 fighters- Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder, and Anthony Joshua
All the answers fight fans have been itching for will be answered this summer. One thing is for certain, the Landscape of heavyweight boxing will change forever