Cardiff To Host Joshua-Pulev Heavyweight Bout October 28

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IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua Photo: Sky Sports

The heavyweight bout between Britain’s IBF and WBA heavyweight world champion, Anthony Joshua and Bulgaria’s Kubrat Pulev will be held in Cardiff on 28 October.

The 36-year-old is the mandatory challenger for Joshua’s IBF title.

“My preparation is very intensive despite the little time left,” Pulev posted on Facebook, adding the date and confirming Cardiff as the venue.

“I will be perfectly ready when I enter the ring, so that he will not have any chance against me.”

“Anthony Joshua is a great and dangerous rival. But his style fits perfectly on mine,”the Bulgarian added.

Joshua’s team

Meanwhile, the bout has not been confirmed by Joshua’s team, with promoter Eddie Hearn stating an announcement would be made on Tuesday.

Anthony Joshua knocked out Wladimir Klitschko in World Heavyweight Boxing fight.Twitter

In contrast to his comments on Monday, Pulev posted a message on 24 August stating he was not “in sync” with his promoters, who he believed had been negotiating the date of the bout without consulting him. He added he would “need a minimum of three to four months” to prepare.

Klitschko delivered the only defeat of Pulev’s 26-fight career in 2015 but the Bulgarian has since won five fights in a row, taking him to a position as the IBF’s mandatory challenger.

Both of Joshua’s belts are expected to be on the line as the 27-year-old prepares to add to his 19 wins from 19 fights, all within the distance.

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