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Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury sign two-fight heavyweight unification deal, says promoter
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Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury sign two-fight heavyweight unification deal, says promoter

Fury has consistently made jibes at Joshua's expense, claiming in January that he would knock out his fellow Brit within two rounds. Last week he said he had stopped training after becoming tired of waiting for the fight to be agreed.

Confident Tyson Fury says he will knock out Anthony Joshua inside two rounds
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Confident Tyson Fury says he will knock out Anthony Joshua inside two rounds

Fury is optimistic the fight, which would be one of the biggest in British boxing history, will take place as soon as possible.

Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury fight could be arranged in 'a couple of days,' says promoter Eddie Hearn
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Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury fight could be arranged in 'a couple of days,' says promoter Eddie Hearn

Plans for a "Battle of Britain" have accelerated after Joshua, 31, stopped Bulgarian veteran Kubrat Pulev in the ninth round at Wembley Arena on Saturday to retain all three of his belts.

Anthony Joshua has great expectations for potential showdown with Tyson Fury
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Anthony Joshua has great expectations for potential showdown with Tyson Fury

Joshua has a 24-1 career record as he continued to prove his shock defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr in June last year was an aberration.

Anthony Joshua knocks out Kubrat Pulev in ninth round to set up potential Tyson Fury fight
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Anthony Joshua knocks out Kubrat Pulev in ninth round to set up potential Tyson Fury fight

An agreement in principle for Anthony Joshua and WBC champion Tyson Fury to finally go head-to-head has been in place since earlier this year.

Anthony Joshua faces Kubrat Pulev test on return to ring as Tyson Fury lies in wait
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Anthony Joshua faces Kubrat Pulev test on return to ring as Tyson Fury lies in wait

Former Olympic champion Joshua defends his IBF, WBA and WBO belts at Wembley Arena against the veteran Bulgarian in front of 1,000 fans, limited in number by coronavirus restrictions.

Anthony Joshua, Kubrat Pulev to fight at lighter weights, get into altercation at weigh-in
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Anthony Joshua, Kubrat Pulev to fight at lighter weights, get into altercation at weigh-in

Joshua pointed a finger in Pulev's face as they exchanged words while beefy security guards kept the peace during their weigh-in for Saturday's bout.

Anthony Joshua defending titles vs Kubrat Pulev with Tyson Fury fight on horizon
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Anthony Joshua defending titles vs Kubrat Pulev with Tyson Fury fight on horizon

A robust, hardened 39-year-old Bulgarian, Pulev will get the chance to blow a turbulent heavyweight division wide open again when he fights Joshua at Wembley Arena in London on Saturday as a mandatory challenger.

Kubrat Pulev confident of derailing potential Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury clash with upset win
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Kubrat Pulev confident of derailing potential Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury clash with upset win

The 39-year-old Bulgarian, the mandatory challenger for Joshua's IBF title, is in London after their planned bout in June was postponed due to the coronavirus.

Tyson Fury warns Anthony Joshua he wants to 'smash his face in' after cheeky jibe
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Tyson Fury warns Anthony Joshua he wants to 'smash his face in' after cheeky jibe

An agreement is in principle for Fury to fight Joshua twice in 2021 should Joshua come through his world title fight with Kubrat Pulev at Wembley on Saturday.

Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua to face Kubrat Pulev in rescheduled fight in December
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Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua to face Kubrat Pulev in rescheduled fight in December

December's bout will be the first time Joshua has fought since outpointing Andy Ruiz Jr to regain his titles on 7 December, 2019.

Kubrat Pulev confirms bout with world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua on 12 December in London
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Kubrat Pulev confirms bout with world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua on 12 December in London

Britain's Joshua was originally scheduled to fight Pulev on 20 June, with a second date in July also mooted amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Tyson Fury says both he and Anthony Joshua have to focus on individual bouts before before much-hyped title showdown
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Tyson Fury says both he and Anthony Joshua have to focus on individual bouts before before much-hyped title showdown

Tyson Fury said he was eager to give British boxing fans what they want by fighting Anthony Joshua for the undisputed world heavyweight title but he said the duo must focus on their immediate opponents to make such a match happen.

Anthony Joshua will fight only once this year but might take on Tyson Fury twice in 2021, says promoter Eddie Hearn
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Anthony Joshua will fight only once this year but might take on Tyson Fury twice in 2021, says promoter Eddie Hearn

Joshua, the WBA, WBO and IBF champion, is due to fight Bulgarian next while Fury, the WBC champion, has a rematch due with American Deontay Wilder.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Kubrat Pulev pledges to donate half of earnings from Anthony Joshua bout to battle against ‘devilish virus’
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Kubrat Pulev pledges to donate half of earnings from Anthony Joshua bout to battle against ‘devilish virus’

The IBF’s mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev said he will donate half of his purse from the world heavyweight title fight against Briton Anthony Joshua to help medical workers fight the “devilish” coronavirus.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Anthony Joshua vs Kubrat Pulev world heavyweight title bout postponed, confirm promoters
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Anthony Joshua vs Kubrat Pulev world heavyweight title bout postponed, confirm promoters

The world heavyweight title fight between Briton Anthony Joshua and the IBF’s mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev of Bulgaria originally scheduled for 20 June has been postponed, promoters Matchroom Boxing said on Friday.

Coronavirus pandemic: Anthony Joshua's heavyweight title defence against Kubrat Pulev could be moved to July, hints promoter Eddie Hearn
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Coronavirus pandemic: Anthony Joshua's heavyweight title defence against Kubrat Pulev could be moved to July, hints promoter Eddie Hearn

Anthony Joshua’s world heavyweight title defence against Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev at Tottenham Hotspur’s stadium on 20 June could be postponed to July due to the coronavirus outbreak, promoter Eddie Hearn said on Tuesday.

Hot summer ahead for heavyweight division with Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder, Anthony Joshua vs Kubrat Pulev
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Hot summer ahead for heavyweight division with Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder, Anthony Joshua vs Kubrat Pulev

Boxing's heavyweight division will be heating up even further this summer, highlighted by a third fight between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua defending his belts against Kubrat Pulev in London

World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua to fight IBF’s mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev in June
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World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua to fight IBF’s mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev in June

Briton Joshua, 30, defeated Mexican-American Andy Ruiz Jr in a December rematch in Saudi Arabia to win back his IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO world titles

California boxing licence returned to Bulgaria's Kubrat Pulev who forcibly kissed a reporter
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California boxing licence returned to Bulgaria's Kubrat Pulev who forcibly kissed a reporter

California State Athletic Commission has lifted the suspension of Kubrat Pulev, imposed in May, after he kissed a reporter in an interview. She filed a complaint asserting the kiss was forced and unwelcome.