Anthony Joshua is set for his first fight in over a year after the world heavyweight champion said he would defend his titles against Kubrat Pulev at London’s O2 Arena on December 12.
Britain’s Joshua was originally scheduled to fight Pulev on June 20, with a second date in July also mooted amid the coronavirus pandemic.
December’s bout will be the first time Joshua has fought since outpointing Andy Ruiz Jr to regain his titles on December 7, 2019.
Pulev himself announced the bout with Joshua on Monday but did not specify a venue.
This will be Joshua’s first home bout in more than two years, with his IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO up for grabs.
Spectators are currently barred from major sporting events in Britain but Joshua remains hopeful he can yet have something of a home crowd to roar him on.