Anthony Joshua vs Kubrat Pulev - everything you need to know
Elite heavyweight Boxing is BACK! And as London is confirmed in Tier 2 the fight will happen in front of 1000 lucky fans
Will Anthony Joshua be fighting in the UK in 2020?
YES! Anthony Joshua will be fighting Kubrat Pulev on the 12th of December 2020 at The SSE Arena, Wembley in London.
Ticket info, on-sale dates, strict safety measures and guidelines here 👇
— Matchroom Boxing (@MatchroomBoxing) December 2, 2020
Why is the fight happening now?
AJ vs Pulev was originally supposed to happen in 2017 but got cancelled due to the Bulgarian fighter's shoulder injury. Earlier this year the fight was scheduled over the summer at Tottenham Hotspur stadium but got cancelled again due to covid-19 and subsequent ban on large sporting events. Kubrat Pulev is a mandatory IBF opponent Joshua will have to face before potentially facing "The Gypsy King" Tyson Fury.
Will fans be allowed at The SSE Arena, Wembley?
Yes, up to 1000 fans will be allowed to attend in person with members of their household or support bubble as per current Tier 2 covid-19 restrictions in London.
When will the AJ vs Pulev fight go on sale?
Tickets for the event went on sale at 10am on Friday 4th of December and sold out very quickly on a first come first served basis.
Will there be any restrictions for fans?
Yes, as per Tier 2 rules only 1000 fans will be allowed inside the venue. Tickets were sold in groups of 2, 3 or 4 individuals belonging to the same household or support bubble with the lead booker expected to provide an ID when entering the venue.
Will resale of tickets be allowed?
Unfortunately due to covid-19 restrictions resale is NOT allowed for this event. You can find out more on the event terms and conditions on Matchroom Boxing website
Is The SSE Arena, Wembley covid safe?
Yes, the venue will follow the current government regulations in terms of social distancing and contact tracing. As a result attendees will be required to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the show unless when eating or drinking. Here you can find out more over what the venue is doing to keep fans safe.
Will there be any restrictions in travelling to the venue?
From the 2nd of December non-essential travel is allowed in England within areas belonging to Tier 1 or Tier 2 but not if you are travelling from a Tier 3 area. Public transport will be operating as normal but attendees are encouraged to travel to the venue by private car, walking or cycling to allow social distancing.
Where I can stream #JoshuaPulev on TV?
Those in the UK who won't be among the lucky ones able to attend in-person will be able to watch the fight live on Sky Sports from 6pm on the 12th of December for £24.99 without the need of a subscription. The purchase will also provide access to multiple replays on Sunday.
When will Anthony Joshua fight Tyson Fury?
Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn has confirmed on multiple occasions that the fight between the two British heavyweight champions will be next. Rumours say that there could potentially be two separate Joshua vs Fury encounters in 2021: one in the UK and one abroad. Stay tuned for further updates!
WBC champion Tyson Fury will receive "support" in his pursuit of an undisputed world title fight against Anthony Joshua
— Sky Sports (@SkySports) November 30, 2020