There could be a thousand fans in attendance for the upcoming Anthony Joshua vs. Kubrat Pulev fight.
Joshua is set to defend his heavyweight titles against Pulev on December 12 in a fight that is currently set for the O2 Arena in London.
However, it could move to the SSE Arena in London with fans in attendance after the U.K. Government’s Monday announcement that outdoor and indoor sporting venues in tier 1 and 2 areas would be allowed to admit spectators on a limited basis when the national lockdown ends December 2.
If London is considered a tier 2 area, that means 1,000 fans could attend the Joshua vs. Pulev fight as both venues are indoor arenas.
For now, there’s not much information but Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn revealed on social media that detailed meetings were taking place over fan attendance.
“Detailed meetings taking place and we will make an announcement in due course 👍”
Fans have not attended boxing events in the UK since the first pandemic lockdown back in March.
And while the Joshua vs. Pulev fight was originally scheduled for June at the 60,000-seater Tottenham Hotspur stadium, even having 1,000 fans in attendance during these times is a welcome addition.
What do you make of fans being in attendance for Joshua vs. Pulev?