#Breaking: #Anthony #Joshua knocks out Kubrat #Pulev, retains #IBF, #WBA, #WBO & #IBO #Heavyweight World Titles
Nigerian born Heavyweight World boxer, Anthony Joshua, on Saturday, knocked out his mandatory challenger, Kubrat Pulev, at ninth-round to retain his IBF, WBA, WBO & IBO Heavyweight World Titles.
At The SSE Arena, Wembley , Joshua floored Pulev heavily on three occasions, twice in the final round, and ended the fight with a vicious right hand.
For the first time at a British fight since the COVID-19 pandemic began, 1,000 ticket-buying fans were allowed into the venue of the fight.
Addressing sports Journalists, Joshua said, “I started this game in 2013. I’ve been chasing all the belts. I’ve been dealing with mandatories.
“Of course I want the challenge. It’s not about the opponent, it’s about the legacy and the belt. Whoever has got the belt, I would love to compete with them. If that is Tyson Fury, let it be Tyson Fury. It’s no big deal.
“It’s one fight at a time, picking them off one by one. That’s all it’s about for me. I’ve got to stay focused.”
“There’s been a lot of talk,” Eddie Hearn told Sky Sports. “As he said, it’s less talk, more action. Since he came into the office, he wanted to be the Undisputed Champion of the World.
“We’re going to be friendly, we’re going to be nice. We know what we have to do. Starting from tomorrow, we make the Tyson Fury fight straight away.
“It’s the only fight to be made in boxing. It’s the biggest fight in boxing. It’s the biggest fight in British boxing history