Anthony Joshua defends his world titles against Kubrat Pulev on June 20Promoter Eddie Hearn insisted the fight will not take place behind closed doors.

Anthony Joshua’s world title fight against Kubrat Pulev will not be behind closed doors, Eddie Hearn has insisted despite the coronavirus outbreak causing major disruption to sporting events.

Joshua will defend his WBA, WBO, and IBF world titles against Bulgarian Pulev at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on June 20.

MEANWHILE, Anthony Joshua’s “shackles” will be off against Kubrat Pulev and will deliver a more “destructive” display, promises promoter Eddie Hearn.

Joshua’s IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles are on the line in a mandatory defence at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on June 20, live on Sky Sports Box Office, with a view to eventually facing Tyson Fury for every major divisional belt.

Joshua outpointed Andy Ruiz Jr to regain his titles in their December rematch but he will fight more aggressively in his upcoming fight, Hearn insists.