Tickets for the blockbuster Heavyweight World title clash between Anthony Joshua MBE and Kubrat Pulev go on pre-sale to Matchroom Fight Pass members at midday on Monday and general sale on Tuesday ahead of the October 28 event live on Sky Sports Box Office. Joshua is back in action after his epic win over Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium, and the unbeaten British star now heads to Wales’ national stadium to face IBF mandatory challenger Pulev.
Tickets for the event are priced at £40, £60, £80, £100, £200, £300 and £500 – with VIP tickets priced at £1500.
Tickets go on sale to Matchroom Fight Pass members at midday on Monday September 11 via www.StubHub.co.uk
Tickets go on general sale at midday on Tuesday September 12 via www.StubHub.co.uk
Accessibility, ambulant and wheelchair tickets – please contact the Principality stadium via 02920 822432 – also on sale from midday Tuesday.
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Official hospitality packages are available to purchase directly from Principality Stadium Experience. Both private suite and premium lounge packages are available to purchase, with prices starting from £450 per person + VAT. For further information please call the team on 02920 822 413.
Official Travel & Hospitality packages are also available via Sportsworld via www.sportsworld.co.uk or by calling 0208 9712966
Please ensure you plan your travel into the city before purchasing your tickets and allow plenty of time for additional security checks at the venue – please visit http://www.principalitystadium.wales/events/v/joshua-v-pulev-2017-10-28 to view the travel page for the event.
Anthony Joshua MBE will defend his World Heavyweight titles against Kubrat Pulev at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on October 28, live on Sky Sports Box Office.
Joshua returns to the ring following his epic battle with Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium in April where the Brit added the WBA strap to his IBF belt in an enthralling contest with the future hall-of-fame legend, climbing off the canvas to record an 19th straight KO win in front of a record-breaking crowd in London.
The unbeaten Olympic gold medal hero will now tackle his IBF mandatory Pulev, the Bulgarian rated number one in the IBF facing his second World title challenge having faced Klitschko for the IBF title in November 2014. ‘The Cobra’ became a two-time European champion after the fight with a win over Dereck Chisora, and the 36 year old picked up and defended the WBA Inter-Continental title with wins over two former World title foes of ‘Dr Steelhammer’ in Samuel Peter and Kevin Johnson.
“October 28 can’t come soon enough, I have been eager to get back in the ring since Wembley and now we are confirmed and ready,” said Joshua. “I’ll be locked away focusing on fight number 20 for the next eight weeks. I am excited to experience the atmosphere in a sold out Principality Stadium and aim to give the fans a spectacular night.”
“Anthony is a formidable opponent,” said Pulev. “We will not hug and hold, we will not run; we will stand and fight. His style fits mine perfectly and in boxing, styles make fights. My preparation will be very intense, and I will be perfectly ready when I enter the ring so that he will have no chance to beat me.”
“I’m delighted that we will be in Cardiff at the magnificent Principality Stadium for the next step of the AJ journey,” said Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn. “Nearly 80,000 will gather on October 28 to create another unforgettable night of boxing. Anthony will meet his mandatory challenger, number one ranked Kubrat Pulev and the card will be stacked with World championship action, domestic title fights and the very best young stars in the game. Get ready for the next episode from the biggest star in World boxing.”
“Anthony is a great champion and his last fight ignited the division,” said Pulev’s promoter Kalle Sauerland. “However, by his own admission, he is still learning and Pulev is not the sort of opponent you want to learn against. Kubrat and his train Uli Wegner – Europe’s most successful professional coach – have studied every weakness for the Cobra to strike victoriously.”
Mark Williams, General Manager at Principality Stadium which is owned and operated by the Welsh Rugby Union, said: “Our national stadium is a true Heavyweight when it comes to bringing major events to Cardiff and today’s announcement strengthens our status as a year-round, multi-events arena, in the heart of a city-centre renowned for delivering a Welsh welcome to visitors from around the world.
“This year we’ve hosted 400,000 plus visitors across UEFA Champions League Final, Speedway and the RBS Six Nations; two sell-out Coldplay gigs and Robbie Williams and Justin Bieber concerts. The Joshua-Pulev fight is guaranteed to another spectacle which, thanks to our Terraplas pitch covering, brings another world-class event to town two weeks before Wales’ Under Armour Series.”
An announcement on ticket prices and on-sale dates will be made this week and the first undercard fights will be released in the coming days.
ANTHONY JOSHUA A RED HOT 1/25 FAVOURITE TO BEAT KUBRAT PULEV IN CARDIFF – AND JUST 1/7 TO WIN BY KO
William Hill has installed Anthony Joshua as its 1/25 favourite to beat Kubrat Pulev following the official announcement of their heavyweight showdown today. Pulev, whose only professional defeat was to Vladimir Klitschko in 2015, is rated a 9/1 shot to beat the unified champion at the Principality Stadium, Cardiff on 28 October – while the draw is available at 33/1.
AJ has won all 19 of his fights by KO and he is rated a 1/7 chance to make the Bulgarian his twentieth victim. Joshua is available at 10/1 to finish the fight in the opening round.
Pulev doesn’t have the same KO rate as the WBA and IBF champion. He has only won half (13) of his 26 fights by stoppage and is rated a 12/1 shot to stop Joshua.
“The odds suggest it will be an easy night’s work for AJ, said William Hill spokesman Tony Kenny, ‘but Pulev is a very strong competitor and Joshua will not be taking the big Bulgarian lightly.
Latest #JOSHUAPULEV ODDS from WILLIAM HILL
To win the fight: 1/25 Anthony Joshua, 9/1 Kubrat Pulev, 33/1 Draw
Method of victory: 1/7 Joshua by TKO, KO or DQ, 5/1 Joshua by Decision or Technical Decision, 12/1 Pulev by TKO, KO or DQ, 25/1 Pulev by Decision or Technical Decision, 33/1 Draw
Joshua: 10/1 Round 1, 8/1 Round 2, 7/1 Round 3, 7/1 Round 4, 7/1 Round 5, 7/1 Round 6, 8/1 Round 7, 10/1 Round 8, 12/1 Round 9, 14/1 Round 10, 20/1 Round 11, 25/1 Round 12
Pulev: 80/1 Round 1, 66/1 Round 2, 66/1 Round 3, 66/1 Round 4, 66/1 Round 5, 66/1 Round 6, 80/1 Round 7, 80/1 Round 8, 80/1 Round 9, 80/1 Round 10, 100/1 Round 11, 125/1 Round 12