Boxing News At Five | Jan 28 2020

Boxing News at Five: Emirates Stadium becomes favourite to host Joshua vs. Pulev, Whyte says Chisora will give Usyk “serious work”

Anthony Joshua's next fight appears destined for north London, and Dillian Whyte believes Dereck Chisora has the style to give Oleksandr Usyk nightmares
Dereck Chisora
Dillian Whyte & Dereck Chisora Press Conference  |  Action Images/Adam Holt

IF promoter Eddie Hearn can entice Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev to the UK to challenge WBA, IBF and WBO world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, there’s every chance the fight will end up taking place at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium.

That’s according to the Daily Star at least, who claim Joshua’s team are working on putting together an offer for Joshua vs. Pulev to land in north London, either at the Emirates or the new home of Tottenham Hotspur. We were led to believe the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium was the initial frontrunner but, according to the Star, Hearn has had difficulties securing the venue, therefore opening up the possibility of the Emirates hosting the fight instead.

Pulev, Joshua’s IBF mandatory challenger, has spent the majority of his 11-year professional career boxing out of Germany, with the odd appearance in his native Bulgaria and the United States. He will be expecting to travel to fight Joshua, given the remarkable pulling power of the champion in Europe, but won’t yet know where exactly his challenge will end up.