Eddie Hearn is making some significant moves behind the scenes.
The rematch between Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko seems to be taking major steps forward. Joshua’s promoter has contacted the IBF on behalf of Joshua and requested a special exception. Meaning that IBF mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev will have to wait at least until 2018 for his shot against Joshua.
IBF President Daryl Peoples confirmed in a recent interview with World Boxing News that they have been contacted by Hearn.
“Last Thursday [May 11th], the IBF received an exception request from Matchroom on behalf of Anthony Joshua. I’m expecting a reply from Sauerland on behalf of Pulev either today or early tomorrow,” revealed Peoples.
Peoples hinted that there may be a chance they will grant Joshua the special exception.