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ANTHONY JOSHUA returns to the ring to face Kubrat Pulev in an enormous heavyweight bout on December 12.
Joshua hasn’t been in motion since December 2019, when he beat Andy Ruiz Jr on factors in Saudi Arabia.
Anthony Joshua is in motion on December 12 in opposition to Kubrat PulevCredit score: Getty Photographs – Getty
He’ll defend his WBA, WBO and IBF titles in opposition to Bulgarian brute Pulev in entrance of 1,000 followers, as supporters return to boxing occasions for the primary time since March.
AJ is hoping to safe a giant battle with Tyson Fury in 2021.
What channel is Joshua vs Pulev on?
- To observe Joshua’s big conflict with Pulev, you will must buy the occasion on Sky Sports activities Field Workplace, which you are able to do HERE.
- The evening’s motion will set you again £24.95.
- The motion may be streamed from the Sky Sports activities Field Workplace app, which may be downloaded onto a cell or pill gadget.
What time does it begin within the UK?
- The undercard motion ought to get underway from round 6pm GMT, with Joshua and Pulev’s battle to start at round 10.30pm.
- The occasion will happen at Wembley Enviornment.
- There might be 1,000 followers in attendance.
Anthony Joshua beat Andy Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia final yr Credit score: Getty Photographs – Getty
Joshua vs Pulev FULL CARD
Lawrence Okolie was set to face Krzysztof Glowacki for the vacant WBO cruiserweight title however Glowacki has examined optimistic for coronavirus in order that battle is off.
Promoter Eddie Hearn says Okolie will nonetheless be on the cardboard in opposition to a late substitute.
- Anthony Joshua vs Kubrat Pulev (WBA, IBF, WBO heavyweight title)
- Lawrence Okolie vs TBA (cruiserweight)
- Hughie Fury vs Mariusz Wach (heavyweight)
- Martin Bakole vs Sergey Kuzmin (heavyweight)
- Souleymane Cissokho vs Kieron Conway (light-middleweight)
- Florian Marku vs TBA (welterweight)
- Qais Ashfaq vs Ashley Lane (super-bantamweight)
- Ramla Ali vs Vanesa Caballero (featherweight)
What the fighters have mentioned
“It’s going to be intimate; it’s going to be closed circuit,” Joshua mentioned.
“You gained’t have to fret about your missus having a pint of beer chucked on her head or 15 guys by the aspect of you getting right into a battle.
“It’s not dangerous. The stress is off, you will get in your rhythm. And I believe I want that typically. I’m below a whole lot of stress. I’m bodily good however mentally you must keep sturdy.
“This yr has been good to unload a whole lot of stress and you must take combating in entrance of 1,000 followers as a optimistic.”
Pulev has mentioned: “I’ve been watching his fights fastidiously. He has a superb type, and he is an efficient specimen, however he has not proven any psychological toughness.
“Sure, he has expertise, however he hasn’t proven the psychological power.
“That is one thing from inside, within the blood of a person, and he doesn’t have it.”