Bulgarian boxer manager Kubrat Pulev (28-1, 14 KOs) Ivaylo Gottsev said his compatriot could hold a duel against current WBO, WBA and IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (23-1, 21 KOs) in the Croatian city of Pula, reports allboxing.ru.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, a public duel will likely be impossible to organize in London, as previously planned.
Gottsev said they are currently discussing various options for the location of the battle.
“We have given ourselves four weeks to find a new place to fight if the situation and the coronavirus control measures in England do not change. We are discussing Croatia, there is a Roman amphitheater unique to Pula and we are actively negotiating.
We like this option because it is Europe, the center of the continent. This arena itself predisposes it to become a unique event of our time. It will also be possible to place viewers taking into account security measures.
Need a bilateral agreement. We want the conditions to be mutually beneficial. They cannot fight in Bulgaria because Joshua will not agree. He wanted to box at home, but circumstances of force majeure made adjustments. However, Kubrat was ready to box in Joshua’s court and even with his relatives as judges, “admitted Gotsev frankly.
Note that the Pula amphitheater was built about 2,000 years ago, and in 1932 it was converted and is now participating in various public events.
According to the materials: lb.ua