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AJ taking on The Cobra

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BOXER Anthony Joshua has been lined up to fight Bulgarian Kubrat “The Cobra” Pulev in June, a possible prelude to a big fight against newly crowned world champion Tyson Fury. Pulev is the mandatory IBF challenger, one of the four belts Joshua currently holds after beating Andy Ruiz Jr in a rematch at the end of last year. The 38-year-old challenger is not seen as a major test for AJ, but he will also be aware that neither was Ruiz when he temporarily stole the Brit boxer’s world crowns in one of the sports biggest shocks. The match will be at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium on 20 June while Fury is scheduled to have a rematch with Deontay Wilder in July. Both winning will pave the way for a unification title fight that could be one of boxings biggest events in years.

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