Starting time: Approx 22:00 - 23:00 GMT..
Wembley Arena, London, United Kingdom.
How to watch in the UK?
Sky Sports Box Office.
The biggest fight since the lockdown period will see Anthony Joshua defend his heavyweight belts against Bulgaria’s Kubrat Pulev.
Joshua hasn’t fought in one year with his last fight being the rematch against Andy Ruiz in which he comfortably regained his belts via a decision victory. Most boxing fans are looking forward to a potential conflict between himself and Tyson Fury after the latter won the WBC title against Deontay Wilder earlier this year.
This could be the last fight of Pulev’s career considering he’s 39 now. He has fought for the heavyweight title once in his career against Wladimir Klitschko which didn’t go well for him as he was knocked down numerous times in the bout before finally succumbing to a 5th-round knockout. He’ll have to perform much better in this one if he is to have a chance of winning the titles.
Joshua is the heavy favourite for this fight, and Pulev will have to fight as he has never done before to get a win. He is also not known for his knockout power, making things even trickier for him to get the upset victory. As we saw in Joshua’s first fight with Andy Ruiz, anything can happen in boxing, and the Brit won’t be taking anything for granted come fight night. Considering Pulev’s fight with Klitschko, Joshua may be more willing to trade and go for the knockout compared to his more defensive performance in his win over Ruiz. Has Pulev learnt from his fight with Klitschko or will we see a similar outcome again on Saturday night?