Joshua title defence won’t take place before October: promoter

Anthony Joshua’s heavyweight title defence against Kubrat Pulev will be pushed back until at least October because of the coronavirus crisis, his promoter said on Thursday. Britain’s Joshua was originally scheduled to fight the Bulgarian at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on June 20, with a second date in July also mooted after the pandemic took hold. Promoter Eddie Hearn said the bout would not happen for several months but he hopes it can be fitted in before the end of the year.

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