Venue of Anthony Joshua’s fight with Pulev decided

Heavyweight boxing champion, Anthony Joshua, is set to face Kubrat Pulev at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in June.

This was confirmed by his promoter Eddie Hearn on Thursday.

Joshua beat Andy Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia last December, to regain the WBA, IBF and WBO titles.

The 30-year-old is now set to fight Pulev, who is the IBF mandatory challenger.

His team has decided on the 62,000-capacity Spurs stadium which opened last April, ahead of Twickenham and Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium.

“We’re very close. I had a meeting with AJ last night. We’ve had offers in from the Far East, Middle East, Africa, America, Turkey.

“He’s made it very clear to me ‘I want to come home. I want to box in London next. I’ve been to Madison Square Garden. I’ve been to Saudi Arabia. Bring me home! Forget the other offers! Bring me home!’

“He wants to fight in London in June. We’re on the verge of making that happen now. Spurs is the front runner and that’s what he’s asked me to do. We’ll be delivering that for him,” Hearn told Sky Sports.

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