Hearn reveals potential fall lineup, targets Dec. 12 for Joshua-Pulev

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Joshua-Pulev could have a live audience at the O2 Arena

After the success of Fight Camp, Eddie Hearn has some ambitious plans for the rest of the year. Speaking to ESPN yesterday, he laid out the potential lineup for the last three months of 2020, expanding upon earlier reporting from ESPN Deportes.

The most notable news concerns Anthony Joshua vs. Kubrat Pulev, which now has a working date of December 12th at London’s O2 Arena.

“We’re still looking at alternative options with team Pulev,” Hearn told ESPN, “but we are focusing on that date, and we hope to finalize everything in the next week.”

Hearn hopes to have a live audience, and has applied for a September 27th “test event” featuring Joshua Buatsi that would allow “2,000 to 3,000 spectators.”

As far as Oleksandr Usyk vs. Dereck Chisora, another waylaid fight, Hearn hopes to stage it on October 31st but remains in negotiations, as the original offer was made with the expectation of a massive live gate. Alexander Povetkin vs. Dillian Whyte 2 could land on “Nov. 14 or 21 in London.”

As previously revealed, Roman Gonzalez and Juan Francisco Estrada will share an October card with the expectation that they meet in a unification rematch earlier next year. Julio Cesar Martinez, who was slated to defend his title against McWilliams Arroyo last month before withdrawing with a throat infection, will join as well.

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