Despite suffering a minor setback last month when he tweaked his left knee, unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua says he’s feeling no lingering effects and expects to be fully prepared to make his mandatory title defense against Kubrat Pulev.
“The knee is as good as it can be. I am in full training. I didn’t stop training even when I had the knee. I’m sure many of my social media followers saw me on the heavy bag sitting down. I’m standing up now.”
Although we know who Joshua will be taking on next, we still don’t know exactly when or where the fight will be held as the pandemic makes ironing out logistics quite difficult, particularly for the higher paid fighters. The IBF says they are being flexible with Joshua about staging the fight, understanding the global circumstances we’re currently enduring, thus have not yet set firm deadline for the bout to take place.
In spite of the uncertainty, Joshua continues to plow ahead with his training in preparation for the fight, looking to start sparring sessions within the next couple of weeks while he’s currently looking for partners to join his camp.