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Boxing: Anthony Joshua knocks out Kubrat Pulev

Source : 112 Ukraine

Joshua defended his IBF, WBA and WBO belts
09:22, 13 December 2020

WBA, WBO, and IBF world champion Anthony Joshua
Sports Illustrated

Anthony Joshua stopped Kubrat Pulev to retain his WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO world heavyweight titles on Saturday night at London’s Wembley Arena. 

Related: Boxing: Joshua praises seriousness of Usyk’s approach

Anthony Joshua knocked out the Bulgarian in the ninth round with a powerful right hand shot.

Joshua dominated the fight with Pulev knocked down twice in the third round only to show incredible resilience in getting back up to continue the bout.

After the bout Joshua asked the crowd to decide who he would next face with them cheering loudly at the hearing of Fury's name.

He said: "Whoever has got the belt, I want the belt. If that is Tyson Fury, let it be!"

Joshua also gave his thoughts on the win against Pulev.

Related: Boxing: Top Rank promoter expresses interest in Oleksandr Usyk

He explained: "Less talk, more action. I hope everyone was satisfied tonight.

"For me, I stuck to what I know best, boxing. You ask the crowd what they want to see!"

Promoter Eddie Hearn also guaranteed he'd do everything he could to make the fight happen.

However, Anthony Joshua believes that he is more likely to fight Oleksandr Usyk than Tyson Fury in 2021. 

"When I look at Fury, great talent, but I do not know whether he is coming or going. I do not know if he is going to fight Wilder, or if he is not going to fight Wilder, if he is going to fight [Agit] Kabayel, or if he is not going to fight Kabayel. He announced he was going to fight me, then the deal did not get signed and we are not fighting," he stated.

According to Joshua, Usyk is way more serious in this regard.

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