Sky Sports Box Office will show Anthony Joshua defend his world heavyweight titles against Kubrat Pulev on October 28th. The bout follows on from two pay-per-view events on Sky Sports Box Office this year; Joshua v Wladimir Klitschko in April and last month’s clash between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor which generated a record number of buys across Sky’s outlets.
This is Joshua’s first fight since his victory over Klitschko at Wembley Stadium where he survived a knockdown and 11 brutal rounds to claim a career-defining win. The Sky Ambassador will defend his title against Bulgarian boxer Pulev when the pair meet at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. Pulev has tasted defeat just once in his professional career – against Klitschko – back in 2014. AJ meanwhile will be gunning for his 20th professional win.
Sky Sports Head of Boxing Adam Smith said: “Anthony Joshua is now one of sport’s true superstars and the stage is set for a cracking night of boxing. Is this now the AJ era? Many believe so after that dramatic victory over Klitschko but Pulev is big, strong and shouldn’t be underestimated.”
The fight will also be made available to purchase for non-Sky TV customers, via a new Sky Sports Box Office streaming service. Sky Sports has agreed a new, long-term partnership with leading technology provider NeuLion to provide the service via the NOW TV box, as well as PC, mobile and tablet devices.