The Sun have confirmed that Anthony Joshua will defend his world titles against Kubrat Pulev at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on the 20th of June.
The announcement reportedly comes as a late blow to Arsenal who were hoping to stage Joshua fight at the Emirates instead. However, the Gunners have failed to snatch the heavyweight clash away from their North London rivals.
Joshua reclaimed his WBA, WBO and IBF titles in his last bout with a unanimous points decision over Andy Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia, just months after Ruiz handed him the first defeat of his career in New York.
Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn admitted last month that both the Emirates and the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium were being considered as potential options for the fighter’s homecoming (Sporting Life) but the decision now seems to have been finalised.
Tottenham’s new 62,062 capacity stadium has been designed not to just to host football matches but also NFL games and other events.
The club have already announced that Capital Radio’s Summertime Ball, will take place in N17 on Saturday 6 June following soon after the first concerts at the venue by rock legends Guns N’ Roses, who play two dates on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 May.
Spurs Web Opinion
Hosting events like these won’t just help us bring in additional revenue but will also help promote the club’s brand to new audiences. Levy certainly pulled a masterstroke by calling it the ‘Tottenham Hotspur Stadium’ until the naming rights are sold as that brings our brand a lot of free publicity.
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