Bulgaria’s Kubrat Pulev has confirmed he will face Britain’s IBF and WBA heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua in Cardiff on 28 October.
By SportBrief Reporter
WBA heavyweight Antony Joshua will defend his title against Bulgaria’s Kubrat Pulev in a blockbuster match scheduled for 28 October in Cardiff.
The 36-year-old Bulgarian who is the mandatory challenger for Joshua’s IBF title confirmed the match on his Facebook page.
“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 perfectly on mine.”
The bout has not been confirmed by Joshua’s team, with promoter Eddie Hearn stating an announcement would be made on Tuesday.
In contrast to his comments on Monday, Pulev posted a message on 24 August stating he was not “in sync” with his promoters, who he believed had been negotiating the date of the bout without consulting him. He added he would “need a minimum of three to four months” to prepare.
Joshua’s meeting with Pulev is set to be the fourth night of boxing held at Wales’ national stadium.