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Joshua-Pulev: Hearn Exploring 'Strange, Quirky' Scenarios For Event

Eddie Hearn, promoter for IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, is considering some very unique ideas when it comes to the location of the mandatory fight with Kubrat Pulev.

They were scheduled to fight last month at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, with the event being postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Joshua has been out of the ring since December in Saudi Arabia, where he outboxed Andy Ruiz over twelve rounds to reclaim the world titles.

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Pulev is the mandatory challenger under the IBF. He was initially scheduled to fight Joshua back in 2017, but withdrew from the fight with a training camp injury.

Because of the money involved, Hearn believes it's close to impossible to stage this fight behind closed doors - which is how most events are being put together at the moment.

The contest is being targeted for dates in the fall, with the finalization depending on the location and venue.

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions in many countries, Hearn is exploring alternative scenarios.

"Other ideas we have are 1,000 people somewhere strange and quirky," Hearn told the Evening Standard.

"I've got a few things up my sleeve. We're talking about castles, plush hotels, maybe even on a boat. Croatia have offered a coliseum, and that's beautiful. And we're still open to options and flexible. These are all things thinking outside of the box — it just depends what's allowed.

"By November, can we go to 16,000 people at the O2? Right now, we're handcuffed by the regulations."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by ArturoBalboa on 07-16-2020

[QUOTE=Get em up;20657534]I'm not the smartest man in the world but a friggin boat sounds like a HORRIBLE idea[/QUOTE] Maybe, depends. Fighting on a river raft while Shannon Briggs circles in a speedboat trying to capsize them sounds awesome.

Comment by Bonduu on 07-14-2020

A Coliseum sounds about right while both fighters are in a make shift gladiator garb without the helmet of course.

Comment by pollywog on 07-14-2020

MmmHmmmmmm... i seem to remember saying something like this month's ago.

Comment by The plunger man on 07-14-2020

A octagon in the middle of a saltwater croc infested river...let’s purge in these crazy covid times

Comment by Coachcody on 07-14-2020

I think a small boat in a fast moving river could be fun to watch.

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