Anthony Joshua‘s defence of his world heavyweight titles will ‘almost certainly’ be in the UK against Kubrat Pulev, according to boxing promoter Eddie Hearn.
Joshua, the British unified champion, has been given more time for talks with Pulev over the terms of the fight and where it will take place.
Anthony Joshua’s defence of his world heavyweight titles will ‘almost certainly’ be in the UK
Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn says the fight could take place in Tottenham’s new stadium
The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is yet to host any other sport away from football and NFL
A date also needs to be set with May or June said to be the most attractive months to host the fight.
Hearn gave an update on the fight to Sky Sports: ‘It’s close and if it was proving difficult to make, we would go into purse bids now at this stage, or they would order it.
‘We spoke to the camps and they basically said we need another two weeks and we’ll have it finalised.
Talks have continued with Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev, Joshua’s IBF mandatory challenger
‘Almost certainly that will be AJ’s next fight and almost certainly in the UK.
‘The main issue we have is Pulev wants to make as much money for that fight as he can.
‘There isn’t as much money for that fight in the UK as there is elsewhere, but AJ has given me the instruction that I boxed in New York, I boxed in Saudi. I would like to do this one in the UK.
‘Spurs, Emirates, Cardiff, Twickenham, everywhere is in play, but most likely end of May, early June. Joshua-Pulev in the UK.’