Breaking: Anthony Joshua knocks out Pulev to retain Heavyweight titles, Says I’m ready for unification fight with Tyson Fury

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Anthony Joshua has retained his IBO, WBA, IBF and WBO World Heavyweight titles as he knocked out Kubrat Pulev in the 9th round.

The champion dictated the fight from the beginning to the end, landing heavy punches on his Bulgarian opponent.

Three uppercuts in quick succession set up Kubrat Pulev going down for the second time and taking his third count of the night in the ninth round.

Joshua could have ended the fight in the third round as he landed heavy punches on Pulev that brought him down.

In the third round, Joshua clubbed in those right hands and shuddering uppercuts, with Pulev hurt.

Somehow he made it back to his feet and to the safety of the bell, with some shots going in after the round had ended.

The 1,000 fans granted access to Wembley Arena saw a blend of the boxing skills and crushing punches that have helped build Joshua into the attraction he is.

After the third round, Joshua became cautious and allowed Pulev to crawl gradually into the fight, but it was a matter of time before the deed was done, as the champion continued to dictate the pace of the fight.

By the time the fight was over, Pulev had been brutally knocked down three times, twice in the ninth round and once in the third round.

Meanwhile, heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua says he is ready for a unification bout with Tyson Fury after demolishing challenger, Kubrat Pulev on Saturday night.

Speaking with Sky Sports, Joshua said: “I’m up for anything. Who wants to see Anthony Joshua box Tyson Fury in 2021? I started this game in 2013 and I’ve been chasing the belts ever since.

“Whoever has got the belt, I would love to compete with them. If that is Tyson Fury then let it be Tyson Fury.”

While Joshua holds the IBO, WBA, IBF and WBO  belts, Fury holds the WBC belt.

Also, Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn said “Starting from tomorrow, we make the Tyson Fury fight straight away. It’s the only fight to be made in boxing. It is the biggest fight in British boxing history.

“I know he (Joshua) wants it, He is the best heavyweight in the world, I promise you. He’ll break him down, he’ll knock him out.”

 

 

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