Matchroom’s Eddie Hearn has provided an important COVID-19 update for the Anthony Joshua vs Kubrat Pulev fight. The two will meet in the ring on December 12 in a highly anticipated fight.
However, with the current situation of COVID-19, no fight is finalized until the first bell sounds. The fighters have to first test negative for the virus and enter the bio-secure bubble. Consequently, promoter Eddie Hearn has now given an update on both fighters and it is good news.
Michael Benson from talkSPORT was the first to report it. He took to Twitter to offer an update.
This news explains why Joshua and Pulev did not fight earlier. Had he gotten it earlier, it would have surely interrupted his training camp.
Kubrat Pulev is ready to meet his biggest test in Anthony Joshua, with a dream…
Furthermore, it is very surprising that it did not make the news. However, this is welcome news for fans since they can now expect the main-event to go ahead on Saturday night.
What can we expect from Anthony Joshua vs Kubrat Pulev now that the virus is out of the way?
Now that the virus is almost certainly out of the question, the focus can shift to fight night. So what can we expect from the two fighters come Saturday?
Both fighters have very similar styles, so it makes for an interesting contest. Joshua goes into the fight as the firm favorite; however, it will be a tough test against such a seasoned opponent. Pulev knows this may well be his last shot at a world title.
So when you consider all of this, it is easy to see why fans will tune in to watch this heavyweight clash. Plus, now that COVID-19 is seemingly out of question, all signs point towards a successful event.
Who do you think will come out on top on the 12th?