Anthony Joshua will take on Kubrat Pulev in the UK on June 20 with the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium reported to be the likely destination over the usual 'Lions Den' that is Wembley Stadium. The bout in the summer will be Joshua's first since he reclaimed the throne in the heavyweight division by beating Andy Ruiz Jr to win back his IBF, IBO, WBA and WBO world titles.
The Brit will be putting his belts on the line when he clashes with the Bulgarian, two years after the two were meant to meet in Cardiff. Back in 2017, Joshua was set to take on Pulev, until the latter pulled out of the fight due to an injury, forcing the champion to take on Carlos Takam instead. This fight was Joshua's first since he beat Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium and the 30-year-old went onto defend his titles twice before he lost and reclaimed his belts against Andy Ruiz.
At the same time, Pulev has gone on a dominant streak ever since he lost to Klitschko in 2015, winning eight fights on the bounce, including victories over Hughie Fury and Dereck Chisora. Now, two years on, and with Pulev finally getting the title shot he deserves, Joshua has his work cut to retain his titles back on home soil for the first time since September 2018.