Anthony Joshua’s fight with Kubrat Pulev will have a venue within three weeks, according to Bulgarian’s manager. Joshua was set to defend his heavyweight titles against Pulev on June 20 at Tottenham’s new ground.
However, all boxing in the UK has been postponed. And with the elite sport yet to get the go-ahead to resume in the UK a foreign venue is now the most likely for the heavyweight clash.
Pulev’s manager believes a decision will be made in the coming weeks.
"We've given ourselves four weeks to explore any and all opportunities that are there for the fight,” Ivaylo Gotsev told Sky Sports. “Eddie [Hearn] has spoken to you about the Middle East, which is a great possibility. It makes sense, because those countries were not as hard affected and if you take the right precautions, we could really have a safe environment. That's something I want to emphasise, and I can't say it enough times - safety first. We don't want to take a risk against anyone's health, no way, no how.
“Whatever makes most sense, wherever we can have the best conditions under the current terms we're living in, that's where we're going to go in. There you have it, we have about three more weeks left on the exploring and then we'll see where the best options lie.”