Joshua could fight without fans in first title defense

Posted by: MBR on Fri May 1st, 2020 4:33 am
.... Anthony Joshua’s first fight as the restored world heavyweight champion could take place in front of no spectators.British boxing’s governing body told promoters on Thursday it hopes to be able to have shows back from July after months of inactivity because of the coronavirus outbreak.Initially, though, Bouts are expected to be held without fans, meaning Joshua’s fight against Kubrat Pulev — the first since the Briton regained his WBA, IBF and WBO belts by beating Andy Ruiz Jr. in December — would surely be switched from its planned venue, the stadium of English soccer club Tottenham which can hold more than 60,000 spectators. ... =AP_Sports