The Daily Mail have revealed that a decision will be made next week regarding Anthony Joshua’s world heavyweight title fight against Kubrat Pulevwhich is scheduled to take place at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in June.
The IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO heavyweight boxing champion, Joshua, was initially scheduled to defend his world titles on June 20th but Matchroom Sport chairman Barry Hearn revealed earlier this month that there is uncertainty surrounding the event (talkSPORT).
There were fears that Joshua would fall victim to COVID-19 after he met with Prince Charles only a couple of weeks before Prince of Wales tested positive for coronavirus.
However, The Mail have claimed that the 30-year-old remains fit and healthy even though he is currently self-isolating as a precaution.
An official spokesperson is quoted as saying: “AJ is at home following government guidelines, he is fit and well. He wishes everyone affected a speedy recovery and a huge thank you to all the front line key workers.”
The report suggests that we will learn next week whether the fight will go ahead as planned, with a postponement said to be the most likely outcome.
Spurs Web Opinion
Given the seriousness of the COVID-19 outbreak in the UK and the projections being made, it is difficult to see any sporting action at all being played this summer. While footballing action will likely resume quicker and be played behind closed doors, I don’t believe that is an option for this fight. So it will probably be postponed until it is safe again for crowds to assemble in the Uk.
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