Joshua vs Pulev: UK remains the only possible venue
Everything goes to the fact that ultimately the fight of Anthony Joshua (23-1, 21 KOs) and Kubrat Pulev (28-1, 14 KOs) will be held in the UK. All negotiations regarding the organization of this bout in other places were suspended.
From the very beginning Joshua insisted on organizing the duel with the Bulgarian in front of his native audience. The Pulev team confirmed that at present negotiations are focused only on UK.
Representatives of Joshua are now waiting for the decision of the British authorities to allow public sports and entertainment events. A few weeks ago the promoters were planning a banquet evening with the audience sitting at tables in the concert hall. It is assumed that in this case, up to 1000 spectators will be able to watch the fight live.
The last time Joshua fought in front of his native audience in September 2018. WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight champion held his last two appearances in the USA and Saudi Arabia. Joshua vs Pulev fight is tentatively scheduled for November.