Officially: Anthony Joshua and Kubrat Pulev will split the ring on December 12

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The long-suffering heavyweight fight between Anthony Joshua and Kubrat Pulev has finally received an official date and venue …

As previously planned, the boxers will fight on December 12 in London at the O2 arena, while the Sky Sports Box Office and DAZN streaming platform will broadcast to residents of the United States.

Recall that Joshua (23-1, 21 KOs) returned his championship belts in December 2019, defeating by unanimous decision of the judges his offender Andy Ruiz, who a few months earlier inflicted his first defeat in the professional ring to the Briton. At the same time, the fight with Pulev will be for “A.J.” his first performance in his native Great Britain in the last two years.

As for Kubrat (28-1, 14 KOs), the Bulgarian super heavyweight is a must-have IBF contender, and has long been trying to get his second chance to win the world title. In 2014, Pulev fought for belts with Wladimir Klitschko, but lost to a Ukrainian, after which he won six victories in a row, which led him to another chance to win the coveted belt.

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