The British heavyweight king was due to fight his IBF mandatory challenger in June at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in front of 60,000 fans. However, the COVID-19 lockdown saw that put on hold and Joshua will now take on Pulev at Wembley Arena, with just 1,000 people allowed in to watch. But after a difficult year, boxing fans will at least get to see AJ in action once more ahead of what should be a thrilling 2021 in the sport.
Joshua v Pulev: UK fight date
The 12-round heavyweight title fight is scheduled for Saturday, December 12
It will take place at Wembley Arena in London, with 1,000 fans able to attend
The undercard will get under way at 7pm, with the main event slated to start between 10pm and 11pm
The fight will be shown live on Sky Sports Box Office from 7pm
talkSPORT will bring you regular updates of the fight on the radio
Joshua v Pulev: TV channel and live stream
The fight will be shown live on Sky Sports Box Office at a cost of £24.95. Sky’s coverage will start at 7pm ahead of a stacked undercard. You don’t have to be a Sky customer to watch the fight – you can live stream for the same price on your computer, mobile and tablet devices. Sky Sports Box Office will also be available on BT TV. There are two ways to make the purchase – by tuning to channel 496 or by searching for the event in the BT Player.
Joshua v Pulev: Undercard
Up and coming cruiserweight Lawrence Okolie will fight on the undercard as he looks to take his unbeaten professional record to 15 wins. However, he is searching for an opponent after Krzysztof Glowacki tested postive for COVID-19 and was forced to pull out. Hughie Fury, cousin of world champion Tyson, will be in action against Mariusz Wach, who lost to Dillian Whyte last year.
Anthony Joshua v Kubrat Pulev – for WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight titles
Lawrence Okolie v TBC – for vacant WBO cruiserweight title
Hughie Fury v Mariusz Wach
Martin Bakole v Sergey Kuzmin – for vacant WBC international heavyweight title
Souleymane Cissokho v Kieron Conway
Qais Ashfaq v Ashley Lane