Kubrat Pulev seems to substantiate global name combat in opposition to Anthony Joshua at Besiktas’ stadium in Istanbul in Would possibly’ however deal for heavyweight showdown is but to be finished
- Kubrat Pulev shared a document claiming he’ll combat Anthony Joshua in Istanbul
- Joshua will reportedly protect titles in opposition to Pulev at Besiktas’ stadium in Would possibly
- On the other hand, Sportsmail understands that the deal has no longer but been finished
- AJ used to be ordered to agree phrases with Pulev by way of January 31 or be stripped by way of the IBF
Kubrat Pulev has gave the impression to ascertain that he’ll face global heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua at Beskitas’ Vodafone Enviornment stadium in Istanbul in Would possibly.
The Bulgarian is ranked Number 1 with the IBF and is Joshua’s obligatory challenger. The Brit, who holds the IBA, WBA and WBO belts, used to be given till the top of this month to agree phrases to combat Pulev or face being stripped of the name.
Sportsmail understands that not anything has been signed regardless of stories claiming the combat is already a executed deal – one in every of which used to be shared by way of Pulev on his respectable Fb web page.
Kubrat Pulev shared a document claiming he’ll combat Anthony Joshua in Istanbul in Would possibly
Joshua and Pulev have been because of meet at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium again in October 2017 however the Bulgarian used to be changed by way of Carlos Takam at overdue understand after being compelled out of the combat because of an damage.
Pulev has recorded 3 victories since then, together with one over fellow Brit Hughie Fury, whilst the one blemish on his report is a defeat in opposition to Wladimir Klitschko which got here in his handiest global name combat up to now again in 2014.
Joshua has additionally been formally ordered to combat WBO obligatory Oleksandr Usyk after regaining his titles within the spectacular issues win within the rematch with Andy Ruiz Jnr final month.
On the other hand, the Pulev combat has taken priority and talks are reportedly ongoing between each camps.
Whilst early stories declare the combat will occur within the Turkish town, Joshua, on the contrary, has expressed wants to protect his titles again in the United Kingdom.
His promoter Eddie Hearn showed he had known the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as a possible long run venue in December.
Joshua has handiest ventured outdoor of the United Kingdom two times in his skilled occupation, combating Ruiz Jnr in New York and Saudi Arabia.
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