Anthony Joshua will struggle Kubrat Pulev in December, in keeping with promoter Eddie Hearn.
The WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight king had been as a result of struggle Pulev in June with Hearn now eager to delay the struggle for a ample period of time to hopefully permit followers to attend.
“We all know AJ’s solely going to struggle as soon as this yr, so we wish to give ourselves one of the best alternative to usher in a crowd, and that will clearly be the later the higher,” Hearn advised ESPN.
“Taking into account he is solely going to struggle as soon as this yr, I simply really feel as we’d as nicely give ourselves each probability to have a crowd and that would be the first weekend of December.”
Hearn additionally confirmed The O2 Enviornment in London is now the popular venue for the struggle, somewhat than the
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium which was initially scheduled to host the bout.
“Their laws adjust to the federal government, so in the intervening time they’re closed,” Hearn added. “So that they would want to open up. We might have to get an understanding from the federal government what’s allowed in arenas.
“Are you going to open at 50 % [capacity]? Are you going to open up 100 %? There’s a variety of work that has to enter that with the federal government and the O2.”
Joshua’s rival Tyson Fury, who holds the WBC heavyweight belt, faces a rematch with Deontay Wilder additionally in December, with the plan for the British duo to then have a superfight for all of the titles.