News | Dec 08 2019

Kubrat Pulev is being lined up for Anthony Joshua at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with Oleksandr Usyk to follow later in 2020

Anthony Joshua reveals his plans for next year after rediscovering the focus that cost him his titles in the first Andy Ruiz Jr fight
Anthony Joshua

IT was tonight confirmed that Anthony Joshua’s next opponent will likely be Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev in April or May, with the 60,000-seater Tottenham Hotspur Stadium an early candidate to host the IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight champion’s homecoming.

Joshua is keen to return to action within the next few months after regaining his titles with a dominant 12-round points victory over a poorly conditioned Andy Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia.

The rivalry with Ruiz has thwarted Joshua’s progress this year though he insists the lessons from his first loss, and the act of overturning it, have provided him with the impetus he was missing after so long at the top.

 

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