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Eddie Hearn: We announce Joshua - Pulev, I would have wanted the match and it was not mandatory

Eddie Hearn: We announce Joshua - Pulev, I would have wanted the match and it was not mandatory

Anthony Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn spoke gently about Kubrat Pulev in an attempt to criticize Luis Ortiz. As it is known, Cobra is an official contender for the International Boxing Federation (IBF) world title, and Orbis - the World Boxing Association (WBA), with both versions being the champion Joshua. Ortiz requires him to be Joshua's next opponent, but the British will first agree with Pulev, who previously agreed to wait for a possible revenge Joshua - Klitschko, but the Ukrainian has given up the sport.

See also: Forecast for Pulev - Joshua

"Ortiz is trying to twist our hands and make Anthony lose his WBA title. This will not happen. We will judge them. Joshua should face the first official contender first. And Pulev has been a contender for more than a year, while Ortiz - for several months. We can no longer postpone the match with Pulev. But honestly, even if we had the chance to choose ourselves, we would still have turned to Pulev. This is going to be a very good game, "Hearn said, quoted by" Boxing Scene ".

The promoter also announced that the deal with Cobra's camp will be finalized shortly, and Anthony Joshua's rival will be officially announced next week. The match is expected to be on October 28 at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.