COVID-19: Joshua-Pulev may hold outside UK

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Anthony Joshua will ‘definitely’ fight Kubrat Pulev in 2020 despite the new restrictions on spectators that were introduced on Friday – but the latest developments have increased the likelihood of the bout taking place overseas.
Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn confirmed earlier this week that the bout had been moved to December in line with projections of bigger crowds being permitted to sporting events in this country.
But in the wake of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement on Friday that fans will no longer be allowed to attend pilot events this weekend, amid a rise in Covid cases, Hearn has indicated they could be forced to change Joshua’s plans.
While he guaranteed WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight world champion Joshua would still be fighting, and that their preference is a location in Britain, it is increasingly likely to be behind closed doors or even abroad.

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