Mandatory Challenger, Kubrat Pulev Intends To Donate Half Of His Fight Money From The Fight Against Anthony Joshua, To Help The Battle Against Coronavirus.

Bulgarian boxer Kubrat Pulev has said he intends to donate half of his Anthony Joshua fight money to render help to to medical staff in the battle against Coronavirus outbreak.

The 38-year-old mandatory challenger, who was due to fight the IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO champion Anthony Joshua on 20th June at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, but the fight has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the world.

A statement from Joshua’s promoter Matchroom Boxing said; A new date for the fight is being worked on, and yet to be decided, but there is a possibility the bout will be hosted at the same venue."

Speaking to German newspaper Bild Sport on Saturday, Pulev who is set to earn over £4 miilion from the bout said;
“If necessary, I box without a spectator. Money comes in through pay-per-view earnings,”
“I donate fifty percent to the tireless heroes in the fight against COVID-19.

"To nurses, hospitals and for the purchase of state-of-the-art medical equipment in the fight against the devilish virus.”

He was initially scheduled to fight the British/Nigerian multiple champion, Joshua in October 2017 at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium in Wales, but had to withdraw from the buot less than two weeks after suffering from an abdominal Muscle strain. He also had to forego the 2.25 million euro exchange at the time.

The Heavyweight title contender, Pulev who seems to have all the prerequisites to be able to win the fight Joshua, has only lost 1 out of his 28 career fight. His only career defeat came to then heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko in 2014.

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