Watch Anthony Joshua vs. Kubrat Pulev boxing live stream online for free on Hulu Live Sports. Click the below link to watch the free Boxing live stream. “Anthony Joshua is still set to face Kubrat Pulev in their rearranged world heavyweight title match this December” Eddie Hearn has said. The Brit was set to face his IBF mandatory challenger in June before a proposed clash with Tyson Fury to crown an undisputed heavyweight champion. However, the COVID-19 outbreak saw the fight at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium scrapped and postponed indefinitely.
Joshua vs Pulev: Tale of the tape
Joshua – Pulev
Nationality: British – Bulgarian
Age: 30 – 39
Height: 6ft 6 – 6ft 4
Stance: Orthodox – Orthodox
Reach: 82in – 79in
Record: 23-1-0 – 28-1-0
KOs: 21 – 14
Rounds: 103 – 203
Debut: 10/05/2013 – 19/9/2009
Nickname: AJ – The Cobra
Joshua was initially due to face the 38 years old Pulev at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn made the fight official announcement on 5 September. Nearly 75,000 tickets were sold in record time for the event. Everyone was under severe shock when rumors started circulating that Pulev had suffered an injury.
Pulev and his promoter kept it quiet as they did not want to postpone the fight. But his sparring partner for the fight Carlos Takam revealed it to be true. Pulev’s and his camp released an official statement to the fans apologizing for their actions. The injury almost cost the challenger his title shot.
Finally, on 2 March 2020, both Matchroom’s Eddie Hearn and Top Rank’s Bob Arum officially announced that Joshua and Pulev will fight on the 12th December 2020.
The former European amateur super heavyweight champion Kubrat Pulev last title shot was against then-unified heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko. K2 co-owner Klitschko denied Pulev the belts as he knocked him out in the fifth round of the bout. Since then Pulev has proved that even at 38 years of age he is still a force to reckoned with. Pulev closed the year 2019 with an explosive knock-out victory over Bogdan Dinu and outpointed Rydell Booker in a unanimous decision. However, the Bulgarian is not willing to let his title shot slide. Ready fight in an even in an empty arena.
Anthony Joshua lost his unified title in a shock defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr in New York City back on 1 Jun 2019. Six months later he regained them with a masterclass victory over Ruiz Jr on 7 Dec in a bout billed as ‘Clash on the Dunes’. Joshua fought all his fights away from home last year. Excited to be back on his home turf, Joshua said about the Joshua vs Pulev live boxing.