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Anthony Joshua will fight IBF mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev on December 12 at London’s O2 Arena, promoter Eddie Hearn has disclosed.

The battle between the British-Nigerian heavyweight and the Bulgarian was initially due to take place in June at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium but was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.

 Anthony Joshua

However, a new date for the bout has now been slated.

‘Yes, December 12 at the O2 is the plan for AJ,’ Hearn told Boxing Scene.

 Anthony Joshua

Sports promoter John Wirt, who co-promotes Pulev with Top Rank, added: ‘We are happy that the fight appears to be back on track and that we have a new date and site.

‘There is still some tweaking to do on the contract but we are optimistic it should be concluded this week.’

Similarly, it was reported that Tyson Fury’s trilogy clash with Deontay Wilder could take place a week later after Anthony Joshua and Kubrat Pulev’s fight. The much-anticipated showdown reportedly could be held on December 19.

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