What is it?
Joshua defends his WBA 'super', IBF and WBO belts against IBF mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev. The fight was originally scheduled for June but was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
When is it?
The fight is scheduled for Saturday, December 12.
Where is it?
London's The O2. It will be Joshua's first fight on home soil in almost two years. The fight had initially been scheduled due to take place at at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
What TV channel is it on?
Like all Joshua fights, Sky Sports Box Office have exclusive rights for UK viewers. When Joshua fought Andy Ruiz Jr, prices were set at £24.95. Alternatively, you can bookmark this page and return to follow all the action on the night with our round-by-round live blog.
Who is Joshua's opponent?
The 39-year-old Bulgarian is Joshua’s mandatory IBF challenger, and a potential blockbuster fight against Tyson Fury depends on Joshua getting the better of him.
He held the European heavyweight title twice between 2012 and 2016, but has only challenged for a world title on one occasion: when he was defeated by Wladimir Klitschko in 2015 when he was knocked down three times en route to a fifth-round KO.
Pulev has won five consecutive fights since then however, most recently against American Kevin Johnson.
What are we saying?
Tyson Fury says he is 'moving on' from trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder as Anthony Joshua bout moves closer:
“Wilder and his team were messing around with the date. “Then they asked me if I would agree to push it to December. I agreed to December 19.“Then they tried to change the date again into next year. I’ve been training. I’m ready. When they tried moving off December 19 and pushing to next year, enough was enough. I’ve moved on.”
“In everything I did when I was growing up, I was Barry Hearn’s son. That’s the chip on the shoulder that I carry with me today, where I’ve had to go well beyond anything he has ever done to get the credibility and recognition. I’ve taken it much further than he had presumed I would take it. That’s the only way my success can be measured. If I had plodded along as a reasonable promoter, doing eight shows a year on Sky, it would be, ‘Yeah, but his dad did that.’”
What are the odds?
Anthony Joshua 1/10
Kubrat Pulev 6/1
What is our prediction?
We fancy Joshua to take a step closer to that fight with Fury with a KO victory against Pulev. Maybe in round six.