Joshua vs Pulev receives offers from several continents
Preliminary discussions on the organization of the fight between Anthony Joshua (23-1, 21 KOs) and Kubrat Bullet (28-1, 14 KOs) have been conducted. Until now, it was about to carry out in May at the London stadium, but the proposals for the organization of the fight are coming from different corners of the world.
"We are really close to an agreement. Perhaps now is the most difficult to choose the best offer. In fact, we do not receive offers only from Australia and Antarctica. On the other continents they have sent requests for the organization of this fight," John Wirth, one of the promoters of Pulev, said in an interview to ESPN.
Pulev is the mandatory challenger for the IBF belt, which is from December belongs to Joshua again. The Briton is also required to conduct a mandatory title defense against WBO challenger Oleksandr Usyk (17-0, 14 KOs), but it is more and more likely that Joshua will vacate the belt.
Recently there were some reports that Joshua vs Pulev may be held in May at the stadium in Istanbul. Last time the Englishman fought in Saudi Arabia. Joshua took revenge for the defeat to Andy Ruiz and regained three championship belts in the heavyweight division.