At the Wembley Arena in London, the Klitschko conqueror showed no nudity and sent his Bulgarian opponent to the stage early. Joshua is now hoping for a union battle.
Boxing superstar Anthony Joshua remains a four-time heavyweight world champion. The 31-year-old Briton beat the Bulgarian Kubrat Pulew, trained by Ulli Wegner, by knockout on Saturday evening in London. in the ninth round and successfully defended his ties of the WBO, IBF, WBA and IBO associations. In front of 1,000 spectators in the Wembley Arena, 39-year-old Pulew did not use his second World Cup opportunity after the lost game against Wladimir Klitschko in 2014.
This paves the way for Joshua’s role in a union battle with WBC World Champion Tyson Fury. Whether the fight between the two Englishmen will actually take place next year remains to be seen. Most recently, the Joshua side had repeatedly accused Fury of dodging the game.
Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn had a knockout against Pulew. prophesied within the first six rounds. His protégé started cautiously, showing his entire repertoire in the third round. Pulew fell twice and was about to be eliminated. But Pulew recovered and even won the sixth round. In the ninth round, Joshua first came through with his right hook, then ended the fight with a hard straight.