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Joshua to face Takam after Pulev pulls out

Anthony Joshua will defend his IBF and WBA heavyweight world titles against Carlos Takam after Kubrat Pulev withdrew through injury. The bout is scheduled for 28 October at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium, with more than 70,000 tickets already sold. It will be Joshua’s first fight since stopping Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium in April, adding the WBA title to the IBF belt he claimed in 2016. Pulev suffered a shoulder injury in sparring, with Takam the next in line. ‘Police would stamp out fighting among boxing fans’ Podcast: ‘We’ve got a…

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When is Anthony Joshua v Kubrat Pulev: Date? Venue? TV channel? Ring walk time? Tickets? LIVE?

Back in April, Anthony Joshua established himself as the number one heavyweight in the world by scoring an eleventh round technical knockout over former long-reigning champion Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium. AJ unified the WBA and IBF belts in a fight for the ages in front of 90,000 people, but now has to get back to business as the time has come for him to make a mandatory defence called by the IBF. His challenger, Kubrat Pulev fought his way back to the top of the IBF rankings following his sole…

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Anthony Joshua v Kubrat Pulev: Cardiff to host heavyweight bout on 28 October

Bulgaria’s Kubrat Pulev has confirmed he will face Britain’s IBF and WBA heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua in Cardiff on 28 October. The 36-year-old is the mandatory challenger for Joshua’s IBF title. “My preparation is very intensive despite the little time left,” Pulev posted on Facebook, adding the date and confirming Cardiff as the venue. “I will be perfectly ready when I enter the ring, so that he will not have any chance against me.” The Bulgarian added: “Anthony Joshua is a great and dangerous rival. But his style fits…

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