Matchroom Boxing have announced that June 20’s scheduled clash between Anthony Joshua and Kubrat Pulev has been postponed due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. The pair were due to meet at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, though a new date is now being worked towards with the same venue in mind.

The statement reads:

“Anthony Joshua’s defence of his IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO Heavyweight World Titles against Mandatory Challenger Kubrat Pulev scheduled to take place at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday June 20 has been postponed.

A new date for the event promoted by Matchroom Boxing and 258 Management in association with Top Rank and Epic Sports Entertainment is currently being worked on. We will announce any updates in due course and continue to explore the possibility of hosting this fight at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.”