Date 12 December 2020
Venue The SSE Arena, London, England
Title(s) on the line WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight titles
Tale of the tape
Boxer United Kingdom: Anthony Joshua Bulgaria: Kubrat Pulev
Nickname “AJ” “The Cobra”
Hometown Watford, England Sofia, Bulgaria
Pre-fight record 23–1 (21 KOs) 28–1 (14 KOs)
Height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Style Orthodox Orthodox
Recognition WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight champion IBF mandatory challenge
Result: Joshua defeated Pulev via ninth-round knockout
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This Saturday night denotes the arrival of perhaps the best fighter on the planet, Anthony Joshua. Three of the four significant heavyweight titles will be on the line as Joshua faces Kubrat Pulev. As one would expect, Joshua is the substantial-top choice (Anthony Joshua – 1000 versus Kubrat Pulev +650). OddsUSA will disclose to you why.
One explanation Joshua is supported is a direct result of how well he bounced back in his rematch with Andy Ruiz. The session went to a choice, yet Joshua overwhelmed throughout the evening, making up for himself before Ruiz even had one title guard.
Taking a gander at the physical details of the two men, Joshua is eight years more youthful than Pulev, who must approach the finish of his street. Joshua additionally has two-inch tallness and arrives at an advantage. Joshua likewise has experience preparing with Pulev’s adversaries.
“I’ve known Kubrat Pulev for a long time. I was in the instructional course when his sibling (Travel) was competing with Warren Baister. I was in Wladimir Klitschko’s camp when he was getting ready for Pulev. I see a portion of the strategies that need to go into beating Kubrat Pulev. I’m ready for it to go the full 12 rounds… I have a feeling that I’m a 15-round contender,” Joshua revealed to The Ring magazine.
Also, Pulev tends to coax battles out. He’s boxed 203 all-out adjusts as indicated by Box. Live for a normal battle length of seven rounds. He is “batting 500,” so to talk about taking care of rivals, having a KO level of 50. In the meantime, Joshua is at 91% and typically completes things in a little more than four rounds.
Box. Live depicted Joshua as follows:
“As a fighter, Joshua is the complete bundle. Regardless of beginning late, he has sharp specialized abilities, and he flaunts magnificent physicality. Also, obviously, the fans love a knockout puncher, and he has shown that he has that sort of ruthless, battle-evolving power.”
Different reviews have referenced not to expect firecrackers given how strategic Pulev is, and keeping in mind that Joshua is a finisher, he will not run into anything.
High-level’s Bob Arum said all the more gruffly, “I trust Kubrat will actually want to coordinate with Joshua with boxing capacity and will have a chance to get Joshua and take him out. Pulev is solid and has a great family, so Joshua will not have the option to run and do how he dealt with Ruiz in the rematch.”
Came game. Just gamer. pic.twitter.com/rh7UYNboQZ
— Anthony Joshua (@anthonyjoshua) December 14, 2020