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Anthony Joshua to fight IBF challenger Kubrat Pulev

COMPETITORS: Anthony Joshua and Kubrat Pulev

KUBRAT PULEV has confirmed he will face IBF and WBA heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua in Cardiff on 28 October.

The 36-year-old is the mandatory challenger for Joshua's IBF title.

"My preparation is very intensive despite the little time left," Pulev posted on Facebook, adding the date and confirming Cardiff as the venue. "I will be perfectly ready when I enter the ring, so that he will not have any chance against me."

The Bulgarian boxer added: "Anthony Joshua is a great and dangerous rival. But his style fits perfectly on mine."

The bout has not been confirmed by Joshua's team, with promoter Eddie Hearn stating an announcement would be made on Tuesday.

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