Home sweet Home for Anthony Joshua as he look forward to fight at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with Kubrat Pulev in june.Britain’s heavyweight star is close to agreeing a deal to face Bulgarian Pulev, the IBF mandatory challenger, and Joshua has requested a London venue for the next defence of his WBA, IBF and WBO titles.

The Emirates and Twickenham Stadium were also under consideration, but Tottenham Hotspur’s 62,000-seater home has emerged as the most likely location.

“We’re very close. I had a meeting with AJ last night,” Hearn told Sky Sports News. “We’ve had offers in from the Far East, Middle East, Africa, America, Turkey.

“He’s made it very clear to me, I want to come home. I want to box in London next. I’ve been to Madison Square Garden, I’ve been to Saudi Arabia, bring me home. Forget the other offers, bring me home.
“He wants to fight in London in June. We’re on the verge of making that happen now. Spurs is the front runner and that’s what he’s asked me to do. We’ll be delivering that for him.”

“We’re very close. I had a meeting with AJ last night,” Hearn told Sky Sports News. “We’ve had offers in from the Far East, Middle East, Africa, America, Turkey.

“He’s made it very clear to me, I want to come home. I want to box in London next. I’ve been to Madison Square Garden, I’ve been to Saudi Arabia, bring me home. Forget the other offers, bring me home.

“He wants to fight in London in June. We’re on the verge of making that happen now. Spurs is the front runner and that’s what he’s asked me to do. We’ll be delivering that for him.”

Joshua had also been ordered to fulfil his WBO mandatory title defence against Oleksandr Usyk, but Hearn hopes the Ukrainian will instead fight Derek Chisora, while Dillian Whyte is poised to battle Russia’s Alexander Povetkin.

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