Bob Arum, in an interview to talkSPORT, confirmed reports of the Daily Mail that Tyson Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) in December, instead of meeting Deontay Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) in Las Vegas will have a voluntary defense of his WBC heavyweight belt in the UK.
Eddie Hearn does not exclude the possibility that the fight of Anthony Joshua (23-1, 21 KOs) and Kubrat Pulev (28-1, 14 KOs) will take place outside the UK. At the same time, the head of Matchroom Boxing confirmed that the fight is scheduled for December 12th. The event will take place even without the participation of spectators.
Eddie Hearn said in an interview to Sky Sports that, despite the aggravation of the situation related to the coronavirus pandemic and the new restrictions introduced, he does not intend to abandon December 12 as the date of the fight for three heavyweight belts between Anthony Joshua (22-1, 21 KOs) and Kubrat Pulev (28-1, 14 KOs).
Kubrat Pulev's (28-1, 14 KOs) team is losing patience and requires an official confirmation of the date of the fight against Anthony Joshua (23-1, 21 KOs). The fight is scheduled for December 12 in London, but the date of this confrontation has already been postponed several times.
So far, fans have no chance to return to the stands of sports arenas in the UK. Local authorities decided to tighten the rules to combat the coronavirus epidemic and restore some bans. From next Monday in England, among other things, it will be prohibited to meet groups of more than six people, both indoors and outdoors.