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Anthony Joshua’s match against Kubrat Pulev may not happen due to fears of Coronavirus outbreak

Anthony Joshua, the world heavyweight champion is set to fight against  Kubrat pulev, in the new Tottenham stadium in London.

 

This long awaited home comming for the Nigerian british heavyweight champion who has been on the road for almost two years fighting Andy Ruiz  Jr, may be scrapped due to the fear of the outbreak of corona virus. The match which was scheduled to take place on june 20, may be postponed or may not take place as the UK government are concerned about the infection of hundreds of citizens by the Coronavirus. Joshua’s promoter/ agent said,  he had rather cancel the match rather than deny his fans the chance to withness the match over the virus.

 

“I cannot see how we can stage a fight behind closed doors with no crowd. ‘ Hearn told

“Can you imagine Anthony Joshua walking to fight Kubrat Pulev in front of you and me and [Sky Sports head of boxing] Adam Smith? It’s just not going to happen.“Could you imagine Derek Chisora fighting Oleksandr Usyk behind closed doors and laying him out with a punch from the gods and standing on the turnbuckle to see no-one?

“The crowd are so integral to the dramatic aspect of the sport of boxing, and in terms of being a TV product. For me, it’s very difficult to do it behind closed doors.”

“This is a sport where it could really impact the livelihood of the athletes and talent.
“Everybody’s hands are tied by government decisions that of course are there to act in the best interests of the country and the British public.

“What will be, will be. Right now, ‘business as normal’ and we go ahead with an incredible schedule that we hope will go ahead in full,” he said.

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