December 12th at the O2 Arena is still the target date and location for Anthony Joshua vs Kubrat Pulev.
Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live, Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn had the following to say about the current fight status:
“Anthony hasn’t boxed for a year and the ultimate thing is he needs to progress his career. He wants to learn, he wants to fight, he wants to be active and we live in a world now where you can’t wait.
“You’ve got two options: you either sit and wait – and that includes Anthony Joshua – maybe until next year, or you get out there and you fight, you earn your money, you learn your craft and you continue to battle through it. We hope that there is some sunshine over the hill with this whole nightmare. We are not prepared to sit tight and wait and we have said in these schedules, fans or no fans, our fights will be taking place.
“If you’re a business, if you’re a sport, you can’t afford to sit and wait for what might be.”