(Reuters) – The world heavyweight title fight between Briton Anthony Joshua and the IBF’s mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev of Bulgaria originally scheduled for June 20 has been postponed, promoters Matchroom Boxing said on Friday.
Joshua’s defence of his IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO was set to take place at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, but the coronavirus pandemic has brought global sport to a standstill with no events taking place in the United Kingdom.
“A new date for the event… is currently being worked on,” Matchroom Boxing said in a statement https://www.matchroomboxing.com/news/joshua-vs-pulev-postponed. “We will announce any updates in due course and continue to explore the possibility of hosting this fight at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.”
(Reporting by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Hugh Lawson)