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Anthony Joshua's heavyweight world title showdown with Kubrat Pulev confirmed for December 12 at The O2 with promoter Eddie Hearn exploring possibility of limited crowd The clash for Anthony Joshua's world titles will be behind closed doors  Joshua hasn't fought since his rematch win against Andy Ruiz last December He is expected to face Tyson Fury in 2021 assuming he beats Kubrat Pulev  Pulev, with 28 wins and one loss, is Joshua's mandatory challenger with the IBF 

By Riath Al-Samarrai for MailOnline

Published: 20:00 BST, 16 October 2020 | Updated: 20:12 BST, 16 October 2020

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Anthony Joshua's heavyweight world title defence against Kubrat Pulev has been confirmed for December 12 in London.

As expected, the clash for Joshua's IBF, WBA and WBO world titles will be behind closed doors at The O2, though promoter Eddie Hearn is still exploring options of a limited crowd in the event that Covid regulations allow.

Joshua, who hasn't fought since his rematch win against Andy Ruiz last December and will box in Britain for the first time in more than two years, is expected to face Tyson Fury in 2021, assuming he suffers no upset against the Bulgarian.

Anthony Joshua's heavyweight world title defence against Kubrat Pulev has been confirmed

Anthony Joshua's heavyweight world title defence against Kubrat Pulev has been confirmed

Joshua's clash against the Bulgarian will as expected take place behind closed doors in London

Joshua's clash against the Bulgarian will as expected take place behind closed doors in London

The fight will take place on December 12 as Joshua defends his IBF, WBA and WBO world titles

The fight will take place on December 12 as Joshua defends his IBF, WBA and WBO world titles

He said: 'December 12 is the date and once again the heavyweight belts go up in the air and it is my sole focus to make sure that

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