Boxing Promoter, Eddie Hearn has confirmed Pulev is the ‘front-runner’ to face Anthony Joshua in the coming months. He said the fight would likely take place in the UK or Nigeria. “Kubrat Pulev is the frontrunner. I think we’ve established that the IBF mandatory was called before the WBO mandatory. Pulev is the fight for me, and more importantly for the boss, AJ, he wants it here. He’s boxed now in Saudi Arabia for his last fight, he’s boxed in New York before that.
Dillian Whyte is set to head to America for a fight with Andy Ruiz Jr later this year, although Alexander Povetkin is the "frontrunner" to become the Londoner's next opponent. Sky Sports reports that the British heavyweight will be back in action in April or May, with promoter Eddie Hearn tabling an offer for a fight against Ruiz Jr, who suffered a points defeat to Anthony Joshua in their rematch in Saudi Arabia.
Heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua insists a "curveball" offer could tempt Deontay Wilder into a dream undisputed heavyweight championship fight, and has revealed he has held meetings to discuss how to set it up. WBC champion Wilder will face Tyson Fury in a rematch on February 22 while Joshua will defend his newly-regained IBF, WBA and WBO titles against either Kubrat Pulev or Oleksandr Usyk, whose representatives he met for negotiations last week.