Joshua decided not to fight with Usyk and protect the IBF title

World champion WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO Anthony Joshua has decided to hold a mandatory bout against Kubrat Pulev. Bulgarian is the official Challenger for the IBF.

Specialized portal Boxing Scene reports that the part of Joshua and Pulev continue negotiations on the organization of the match.

The representative of the IBF said that the teams of both boxers were asked to give time until January 31 to negotiate.

I was told that the team Pulev and Joshua asked for time till January 31 to negotiate,
said IBF.

If the parties cannot come to an agreement on the fight, you will be assigned to the promotional sale.

While the place and date of the fight between Bullet and Joshua were not disclosed. Probably the fight will take place in the spring in London.

Joshua and Pulev was supposed to fight in October 2017, but the Bulgarian was injured.

Who will fight the Tendril?

Potential rivals Ukrainian who is the official Challenger for the WBO title, I remain Dereck Chisora and Joseph Parker.

However, an open question is whether standing is at stake in the next match Mustache WBO title.

As you know, the organization ordered Joshua to undertake the defense of the WBO title in over half a year since his last fight.

Joshua last went to the ring 7 December and defeated Andy Ruiz.

The tendril can meet Parker in a battle for the WBO title, if Joshua would refuse the belt. In addition, he can receive the title without a fight.