Anthony Joshua will defend his world heavyweight titles against Kubrat Pulev on December 12, in a title bout in London.
Pulev on June 20, with a second date in July also mooted amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Kubrat Pulev confirmed on Monday that he will face Joshua. “It’s official: Pulev vs. Joshua on December 12 in London,” Pulev posted on his official webpage, stating that the date and place were final and the contract had been signed.
Kubrat held the European heavyweight title twice between 2012 and 2016, and has challenged once for the unified world heavyweight title in 2014.
Recall, Joshua beat Andy Ruiz to regain the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles in Saudi Arabia in December.