Anthony Joshua vs Kubrat Pulev LIVE: AJ back in action against Bulgarian Pulev as Brit hopes for no hiccups in bid to move step closer to heavyweight unification with Tyson Fury
- Anthony Joshua returns to the ring for the first time in a year at Wembley Arena
- The Brit looks to defend his titles against mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev
- A win for will move him a step closer to a unification bout with Tyson Fury
- Joshua vs Pulev guide: Date, time and how to watch plus undercard and odds
- Latest boxing news, live action and results can be found here
Anthony Joshua returns to the ring a year after regaining his heavyweight titles against Andy Ruiz Jr to defend them against Bulgarian boxer Kubrat Pulev.
Joshua will be hoping for no hiccups as he looks to set-up potential undisputed heavyweight clash with Tyson Fury next year with no.1 WBO contender Oleksandr Usyk also possible.
Also in action is Lawrence Okolie who will now fight Polish fighter Nikodem Jezewski with Hughie Fury also looking for another victory this evening.
Follow Sportsmail’s OLLIE LEWIS for live coverage of Joshua v Pulev as well as build up, including highlights from the undercard action.
MAIN EVENT: Anthony Joshua v Kubrat Pulev – for WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight titles
Lawrence Okolie v Nikodem Jezewski – WBO international cruiserweight title
Hughie Fury v Mariusz Wach – heavyweight contest
Martin Bakole v Sergey Kuzmin – for vacant WBC international heavyweight title
Florian Marku v Jamie Stewart – welterweight contest
Kieron Conway v Macaulay McGowan – super-welterweight contest
Qais Ashfaq v Ashley Lane – super-bantamweight contest
It certainly was very heated at yesterday’s weigh ins between champion and challenger, with Joshua engaging in a war of words with his Bulgarian rival.
AJ is in a serious mood ahead of tonight’s clash.
Good evening and welcome to Sportsmail’s live coverage of Anthony Joshua vs. Kubrat Pulev.
It’s been just over a year since AJ reclaimed the heavyweight belts he lost so dramatically to Andy Ruiz Jr, and it will surely have been a frustrating 12 months for the champion, with coronavirus throwing a major spanner in the works.
Tonight AJ will be looking to set his stall for what promises to be a very exciting 2021. A win over IBF mandatory challenger Pulev will move the Brit a step closer to a showdown with WBC champion Tyson Fury.
Stay tuned as we provide build up to tonight’s main event, with Lawrence Okolie and Hughie Fury also competing at Wembley Arena this evening.
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