Fans wanting a Tyson Fury-Anthony Joshua matchup for the undisputed heavyweight championship will have to wait a bit longer.
Promoters Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sports and Todd duBoef made it official that Joshua (23-1, 21 KOs), the IBF-WBA-WBO champion, will defend his belts in a mandatory fight against Kubrat Pulev (28-1, 14 KOs) on June 20 in the United Kingdom.
The fight will take place at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London and is expected to stream live in the United States on DAZN.
Pulev was first scheduled to face Joshua as a mandatory challenger in late 2017 until he withdrew due to injury. Since a 2014 knockout loss to Wladimir Klitschko, Pulev has won eight consecutive fights.
Joshua returns to England for the first time since his 2018 fight with Alexander Povetkin. The fight will be his first title defense since regaining the belts after a shocking knockout loss to Andy Ruiz Jr. during his U.S. debut in 2019.
Pulev, like Fury, joined Top Rank, which will do business with Hearn. If all goes according to plan and Joshua beats Pulev and Fury beats Deontay Wilder in their third fight, it could set up the biggest fight in British history and arguably the best pay-per-view fight in boxing.