Joshua Gets Dec 12 Date with Pulev at London’s O2 Arena

first_imgWhile Epic Sports promoter John Wirt, who co-promotes Pulev with Top Rank, added: “We are happy that the fight appears to be back on track and that we have a new date and site.“There is still some tweaking to do on the contract but we are optimistic it should be concluded this week.”The heavyweight boxing calendar appears to be taking shape as Tyson Fury’s third clash with Deontay Wilder could take place a week later, according to talkSPORT.The much-anticipated showdown reportedly could be held on December 19, which could pave the way for the Battle of Britain between Joshua and Fury in 2021.The financial terms for the two blockbuster fights to unify the heavyweight division have been agreed but both Pulev and Wilder could upset the plan.Meanwhile, Oleksandr Usyk’s team are determined to ensure Joshua obeys WBO rules so that the pair will meet in the ring.Usyk would be the mandatory challenger to the WBO heavyweight belt held by Joshua, should he beat Dereck Chisora in his upcoming fight. The pair could meet in the ring on October 31.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram ANTHONY JOSHUA Anthony Joshua will fight IBF mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev on December 12 at London’s O2 Arena, Matchroom promoter, Eddie Hearn, has revealed.The bout was initially due to take place in June at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium but the coronavirus pandemic forced the contest to be postponed. However a new date has now been set.“Yes, December 12 at the O2 is the plan for AJ,” Hearn told Boxing Scene.last_img read more

Tipp pundit calls for change to rugby head injury rule

first_imgTipp FM analyst Paul Lonergan believes that players who sustain big hits should ‘come off and … stay off’.The issue has come to fore again this week following the controversy over how Munster handled Conor Murray’s clash with Glasgow’s Tim Swinson in the Champions Cup.Paul says the sport’s authorities shouldn’t take any chances in these kinds of situations.last_img

Electrical problem closes Vancouver Community Library

first_imgThe Vancouver Community Library was closed for about four hours Tuesday due to a problem with its electrical system that caused the majority of its lights to fail.An employee at the library, located at 901 C Street, said the lights stopped working, and an electrician was still trying to get them back on around noon Tuesday.Library branch manager Jackie Spurlock said staff arriving for work between 7:30 and 8 a.m. discovered the outage. Lights in the majority of the building weren’t working, but other electronics like its computers were, she said.Spurlock said the library reopened around 1 p.m.last_img