Anthony Joshua returns in October
World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua will return to the ring on October 28 against Bulgaria’s Kubrat Pulev, who is Joshua’s IBF mandatory challenger.
Joshua (19-0, 19 KOs), the reigning IBF and WBA heavyweight champion, will put his belts on the line against Bulgaria’s Kubrat Pulev (25-1, 13 KOs) on October 28th at the 74,000+ capacity Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales.
Pulev confirmed the news on his Facebook page, and Matchroom Boxing (which promotes Joshua) will make an official announcement on Tuesday.
Pulev’s only pro defeat was by KO to Wladimir Klitschko in 2014. He’s coming off a unanimous decision win over former title challenger Kevin Johnson, and also has notable victories over Dereck Chisora and Tony Thompson. He’s a consensus top-10 heavyweight and is quite skilled, but obviously doesn’t have much in the way of punching power.
Reports by Miyen Akiri