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Boxing news – Anthony Joshua vs Kubrat Pulev development

Anthony Joshua‘s unified heavyweight title defence against Kubrat Pulev could take place outside of the UK due to the coronavirus outbreak, according to Athletic boxing reporter Lance Pugmire.

“Where is Kubrat Pulev right now because that fight was supposed to go down on June 20?” Pugmire said during an appearance on a podcast with Pulev’s promoter Bob Arum.

“I was speaking to someone from Matchroom, who said ‘expect that fight to take place somewhere else in the world where Eddie Hearn can find a safe location’.”

Boxing news – Further delay to Tyson Fury vs Deontay III possible

Tyson Fury’s trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder could be delayed beyond October to allow fans to attend the bout, according to the newly-crowned WBC heavyweight champion’s promoter Arum.

“It’s one thing to take events that were done with 2-3,000 people and do them now without crowds,” Arum said during an appearance on Catching Up With Crystina.

“It’s not nearly as egregious as doing a Tyson Fury-Wilder fight without fans.

“When the fans in the last fight put in almost $17m into the coffers in purchase of tickets… how do you replace that $17m? I mean, you don’t. You can’t.

“A Fury-Wilder fight might have to wait a couple more months until we can go back to full spectators.

“For a sport like boxing when big events where the gate money is so much a big percentage of the revenue, I don’t see how you can do it without spectators.”

Boxing news – Canelo Alvarez speaks on return

Unified middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez has revealed he’s eyeing a September return to the ring .

“In my mind, I’m fighting in September,” Alvarez told Mexican TV program Box Azteca. “Hopefully all of this will pass and that date will still be possible.”

He added: “Right now, everything is on standby,” Alvarez said. “There’s nothing going on, nothing discussed — not even about when the next fight is going to be — because of the situation.

“They say there won’t be any fights until after July, so we’re waiting, since everything is backtracked because of people who don’t follow or believe in rules.”

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