Anthony Joshua to defend world heavyweight titles against Kubrat Pulev at The SSE Arena, Wembley


By Mukwuzi Joseph

Anthony Joshua will defend his world heavyweight titles against Kubrat Pulev in front of 1,000 fans at The SSE Arena, Wembley.

Britain’s unified champion faces Pulev on December 12, live on Sky Sports Box Office, and promoter Eddie Hearn has received the go ahead to include a small attendance for Joshua’s long-awaited homecoming fight.

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium was the original location for Joshua’s WBA IBF and WBO title defence against IBF mandatory challenger Pulev in June, but The SSE Arena now replaces The O2 as the confirmed venue.

“I can’t tell you how happy I am to see fans returning to our live boxing events,” said Eddie Hearn, Managing Director of Matchroom Sport. “Whilst the team have done an incredible job over the last 10 months we live and breathe through the energy and atmosphere that a live crowd generates.

“It’s so fitting that they can return for an AJ fight, when through the last few years he has broken all kinds of attendance records in the U.K. and beyond. This is such a positive move for boxing and all sport. Welcome back!”

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