Anthony Joshua Says Kubrat Pulev Will Try to Bully Him

Published 12/09/2020, 1:10 AM EST
DIRIYAH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 07: Anthony Joshua poses for a photo with the IBF, WBA, WBO & IBO World Heavyweight Title belts after the IBF, WBA, WBO & IBO World Heavyweight Title Fight between Andy Ruiz Jr and Anthony Joshua during the Matchroom Boxing ‘Clash on the Dunes’ show at the Diriyah Season on December 07, 2019 in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)


Unified heavyweight champion of the world, Anthony Joshua has broken down his opponent’s game plan ahead of his fight. The champion will take on challenger Kubrat Pulev to defend all his belts on a PPV clash on Saturday night. Both fighters have already spoken about how they will approach the fight. However, ‘AJ’ provided his opinion on how Pulev will actually try to get the victory.

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SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND – MAY 01: Anthony Joshua in action during a training session during the Anthony Joshua Media Day at the English Institute of Sport on May 01, 2019 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Speaking on The Pug and Copp Boxing Show, Joshua gave a complete analysis of Pulev. He said, “Complete technical fighter. He’s got the basics and foundations down to a ‘T’. I feel, due to the fact that he’s fighting for the heavyweight championship of the world, he wants to throw me out of my throne.”

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This suggested that he expects the Bulgarian to come for a brawl.

‘AJ’ explained, “He’ll do anything to try and bully me out of my position… That’s his mindset because I had a slip-up in June… June 1st in New York, so he’s probably living off that momentum, but as I said, he’s very good.”

This gives fans the idea that he will not repeat his mistakes from the first Andy Ruiz Jr fight, and he will hold his opponent in high regard.

READ: “It Will Definitely Be a Highlight-Reel Knockout”- Anthony Joshua Warns Kubrat Pulev

Anthony Joshua reveals what is Kubrat Pulev’s best attribute

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The champion showed his respect for his challenger. Joshua said, “His best punch is his jab. He’s got very good foundations in terms of balance and I feel his game plan will be to try and bully me up on my throne.”

Per the last two major events on British soil, fans have seen what an under-rated weapon the jab has proven to be.

CARDIFF, WALES – SEPTEMBER 11: Anthony Joshua (l) and Kubrat Pulev pictured head to head during a media opportunity ahead of their World Heavyweight title clash at Principality Stadium on September 11, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

So clearly the Englishman is aware of the threat that Pulev possesses and is ready to engage in a battle with him. However, we’re sure the Bulgarian will have something extra up his sleeve to bring to this fight. Either way, the Anthony Joshua vs Kubrat Pulev fight is one that you just can not miss. Who do you think is going to come out on top?

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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