Anthony Joshua returns to Sky Sports Box Office on 28 October

5th September 2017

Sky Sports Box Office will show Anthony Joshua MBE defend his world heavyweight titles against Kubrat Pulev on October 28.

The bout follows on from two unprecedented pay-per-view events on Sky Sports Box Office this year; Joshua v Wladimir Klitschko in April and last month’s clash between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor.

This is Joshua’s first fight since his spectacular victory over Klitschko at Wembley Stadium where he survived a knockdown and 11 brutal rounds against Dr Steelhammer in April to claim a career-defining win.

The Sky Ambassador will defend his title against hard-hitting Bulgarian boxer Pulev when the pair meet at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. Nicknamed The Cobra, Pulev has tasted defeat just once in his professional career - against Klitschko - back in 2014.

In total he has won 25 of 26 fights including a recent victory over Britain’s Dereck Chisora. AJ meanwhile will be gunning for his 20th professional win. All 19 of his previous victories have come by way of knockout.

It will also be the first time that Wales’ 74,500-seater national stadium has hosted a night of boxing since 2007, when local hero Joe Calzaghe defeated Mikkel Kessler.

David Rey, managing director of Sky Business, said: “Anthony Joshua is a global superstar and his last fight drove over a million viewers to Sky Sports venues across the country. Clubs can once again look forward to a brilliant event on Sky Sports Box Office to pull in sports fans to enjoy what is set to be a fascinating showdown.”

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