Anthony Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn has ruled out playing the heavyweight title defence match between AJ and his Bulgarian opponent Kubrat Pulev take behind closed doors.
Speaking with IFL Tv which was monitored by The Express, on his reason for calling off the match, Eddie revealed that Anthony Joshua is ready and willing to fight Kubrat in the ring but he (Eddie) believes that as professionals, matches should be fought in full glare of the fans.
He gave a substantive idea on the fight, saying that the crowd should be on ring side to make it profitable to both fighters.
“Ninety per cent of fighters are ready to go,”
“They want to carry on their career. I was talking to ‘AJ’, ‘AJ’ wants to fight here at Fight Camp.
“I don’t think that’s necessarily an option. But he wants to fight.
“This is what he does, I want to go back to the office, I want to go back to work. That’s what I do.
“I’m sure fighters would prefer to fight in front of live crowds, of course, you would.
“That’s not going to be an option in the interim and may not even be an option until next year
“So, be a pro, get prepared and get a fight in the bank. Get your money in the bank, progress your career and let’s go