The 2020 calendar is fast coming to a close, and boxing’s heavyweight division is closing out the year with a bang. Four-belt champion Anthony Joshua will face off against tenth-ranked heavyweight Kubrat Pulev Saturday evening at SSE Arena near Wembley Stadium.
How to watch Joshua vs. Pulev
The fight takes place at SSE Arena in the Wembley Stadium complex in London. It will be broadcasted from the U.K. on Sky Sports Box Office PPV with the main card getting underway at 2:00 p.m. ET. Joshua vs. Pulev is likely to air around 7:00 p.m. ET. The PPV will cost £24.95, equivalent to US $33.33. It can be viewed via NOW TV Smart Stick, PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Android phones or tablets.
Joshua enters the fight with a 23-1 record an dholding the IBF, WBA, WBO, and IBO heavyweight titles. He regained the four belts a year ago this week when he defeated Andy Ruiz Jr. via unanimous decision. Ruiz had stunned Joshua six months prior, delivering Joshua his first career defeat via seventh round TKO. Joshua was hoping to climb further to face the Tyson Furys of the world, and chatter has him looking to use this fight against Pulev as a stepping-stone to face Fury or potentially Deontay Wilder.
Pulev is the tenth ranked heavyweight in overall rankings, but is getting this fight as the IBF’s No. 1 contender. Pulev enters the fight with a 28-1 record and has won eight straight fights. His lone loss came in 2014 in a fifth round knockout at the hands of then champion Wladimir Klitschko. Pulev has since claimed the WBA’s Inter-Continental heavyweight title and is coming off a unanimous decision win over Rydell Booker in November 2019.
Anthony Joshua by KO, TKO or DQ: -305
Anthony Joshua by points (after 12 rounds): +333
Kubrat Pulev by KO, TKO or DQ: +900
Kubrat Pulev by points (after 12 rounds): +2000
To go the distance
Anthony Joshua vs. Kubrat Pulev, 12 rounds, for IBO, WBA, IBF, WBO heavyweight titles
Lawrence Okolie vs. Nikodem Jezewski, 12 rounds, for the vacant WBO cruiserweight title
Hughie Fury vs. Mariusz Wach, 10 rounds, heavyweights
Martin Bakole vs. Sergey Kuzmin, 10 rounds, heavyweights
Macaulay McGowen vs. Kieron Conway, 10 rounds, junior middleweights
Florian Marku vs, Alex Fearon, 8 rounds, welterweights
Qais Ashfaq vs. Ashley Lane, TBA rounds, junior featherweights