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Kubrat Pulev: Fans or No Fans - I'm Ready For Anthony Joshua

Heavyweight contender Kubrat Pulev could care less if a crowd is present, he's ready and willing to fight Anthony Joshua behind closed doors.

Joshua is scheduled to defend his IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO heavyweight titles against Pulev on June 20th in London.

But because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, there is a possibility of the fight being pushed back to a date of July 25th.

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One of issues, is that Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will no longer be available for the date of June.

The British Boxing Board of Control has postponed all boxing events in the UK until at least May.

The British Boxing Board of Control released a statement on Monday which read: "Following further Government and Medical Authorities advice the British Boxing Board of Control has decided that the suspension of Boxing Tournaments under the BBBofC jurisdiction remains in place until the end of April when further consideration will be given.

"We will continue to follow Government and the Medical Authorities advice and keep the situation under review. The BBBofC would like to emphasise our thoughts are everyone affected by Covid-19."

There is a possibility of promoters staging events with no fans in attendance.

"I’m ready for June 20, July 25, whenever they say," Pulev said to The Mirror. "You see what the situation is, the whole world must adjust to it. There’s no problem (if the fight is) to be without spectators. Everyone would be at home, they can pay-per-view, so I don’t see any problem financially.

"The show could be lost a bit without fans but it can still happen. After all, it’s a world championship, which must take place."

Joshua's promoter, Eddie Hearn, has already made it clear that he will not entertain the idea of having Joshua compete in a venue without any fans in attendance.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by EDDIE SPERM on 03-28-2020

Joshua would outjab Pulev

Comment by kiaba360 on 03-25-2020

[QUOTE=theface07;20480680]Who is your avatar? Wilder with his ring entrance costume for Fury/Wilder III?[/QUOTE] Pentagon Jr. If Wilder's gonna wear another costume, it best not weigh 45lbs lol

Comment by theface07 on 03-25-2020

[QUOTE=kiaba360;20480013]I hope we get at least one significant bout without an audience, just to see what it looks and feels like. No crowd means that the fighters, judges and ref should find it easier to remain focused as there will…

Comment by theface07 on 03-25-2020

Regardless of the date and whether or not there will be an audience in attendence, this is what most likely happens: Pulev fights Joshua, gets knocked out, gets the biggest payday of his career and fades into obscurity. I can't…

Comment by kiaba360 on 03-25-2020

I hope we get at least one significant bout without an audience, just to see what it looks and feels like. No crowd means that the fighters, judges and ref should find it easier to remain focused as there will…

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