WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua finally has a date set for his title defense against mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev. The pair will share the ring on Saturday, Dec. 12 at London’s O2 Arena after COVID-19 forced the fight from its initially-planned June 2020 date.

In his most recent fight, Joshua (23-1, 21 KO) dominated Andy Ruiz Jr. to regain his trio of world titles on the heels of Ruiz scoring one of the biggest upsets in heavyweight history in their first fight in June 2019. The knockout loss was the first defeat suffered by Joshua in his pro career. Talk immediately turned to a potential unification bout with the winner of the rematch between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder. After Fury won the fight, he was locked in for a trilogy bout with Wilder — but the time for that fight may have…

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