The third number of the IBF rating Carlos Takam will become the new opponent of world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua after his former rival Kubrat Pulev was forced to give up the fight because of a right shoulder injury. According to the event organizers, the contract for a duel with Takam has already been signed. According to the decision of the IBF, this fight will become an mandatory defense of the title by Joshua, since Takam ranked third in the ratings immediately after Pulev.
Bulgarian heavyweight Kubrat Pulev (25-1, 13 KOs) has injured his chest on October 6 and tried not to pay much attention to it during the training process, but the problem was aggravated. This happened in Bulgaria, where the challenger prepared for a fight with IBF, WBA, IBO world champion Anthony Joshua (19-0, 19 KOs).
Joseph Parker could offer a world title fight to Tyson Fury if he cannot agree a unification clash with Anthony Joshua, says the WBO champion’s promoter.
Former heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko last time fought in September 2012, but he is confident that if he returns to the ring now, he will knock out the offender of his younger brother Anthony Joshua (19-0, 19 KOs).