It has finally been announced that Anthony Joshua will fight Kubrat Pulev on British soil this summer, with the event to be held at the brand-new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
This is set to be the third major sport to be hosted at the stadium, after Tottenham’s regular football matches, multiple visits from the NFL, and now boxing.
Joshua is the current holder of three of the four major boxing titles, the WBA, IBF, and WBO belts. Pulev comes in as the mandatory IBF challenger.
The British heavyweight recently lost all three of his belts to Andy Ruiz Jr, but won them back in a December rematch to set up this fight against Pulev.
This will represent Joshua’s first UK fight since 2018, when he defeated Alexander Povetkin at Wembley. The Pulev fight was originally scheduled for 2017 in Cardiff, but the Bulgarian withdrew due to a shoulder injury.
It looks as if boxing fans will have to wait and see if Joshua and Fury ever face off in Britain, with the latter set up for a Wilder rematch.