Anthony Joshua vs Kubrat Pulev date and venue confirmed as rivals sign deal

Anthony Joshua will make the next defence of his world heavyweight titles against Kubrat Pulev at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on June 20.

Bulgarian boxer Pulev is Joshua's mandatory challenger for his IBF world heavyweight title, and the Brit will also place his WBA and WBO titles on the line.

Joshua won back his titles by beating Andy Ruiz Jr on points in their rematch in December.

It will be the first time Joshua has fought on British soil since beating Alexander Povetkin at Wembley in September 2018.

Joshua said: "On June 20, I am defending my heavyweight world titles.

"I’m back in my home city after some time away [and] a spectacular stadium has been built in north London and I’m honoured to bring the boxing community from all over the world to witness us make history with the stadium’s first heavyweight world title fight.

"The belts go back up in the air and nothing will stop me from being victorious."

“The contract is already officially signed,” Pulev wrote on his Facebook page.

“I am happy to be able to show the world how strong I am.”

Pulev fought for the IBF title in 2014 when he was knocked out by then-champion Wladimir Klitschko in the fifth round in Hamburg.

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