Relive Anthony Joshua’s Brutal KO Win Over Kubrat Pulev

Published 09/23/2021, 10:52 AM EDT
Boxing – Heavyweight World Title Fight – Anthony Joshua v Kubrat Pulev – The SSE Arena, London, Britain – December 12, 2020 Kubrat Pulev is knocked down by Anthony Joshua Pool via REUTERS/Andrew Couldridge


The heavyweight division of boxing has remained an all-time favorite for fans around the globe. This is because this roster boasts of some solid men who produce highlights like knockouts and end their fights in a blink of an eye. In that elite list, Anthony Joshua ranks as one top-notch sensation who’s loved by every casual and hardcore lover of the sport.

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Over the course of his elite boxing run, Joshua has given some out-of-the-box performances to allure his supporters. That said, here we look at one of his sensational career performances, wherein he dispatched Kubrat Pulev with sheer brilliance.

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Pulev and Joshua locked horns in December 2020. As always, Joshua was a favorite in this fight, and boxing pundits expected him to claim a T/KO win.

Beginning the fight on an oppressive note, Joshua put on tremendous pressure on Pulev. He looked for that one big opening and he got the same in round 3 when he dropped the Bulgarian for the first time in the fight. This was enough for ‘AJ’ to get into Pulev’s head.

Post that, the Brit kept on hammering his adversary in the later rounds. However, midway through the fight, Pulev held control, and he came up with some counterattacks. Yet Joshua was unmoved by Pulev’s punches.

Finally, it was round 9, when ‘AJ’ caught his contemporary with a blistering right hand. Throughout the fight, Joshua was comfortable and even if the fight had gone to the judges, Joshua would have claimed an easy win.

Anthony Joshua – An all-time great in the making?

Joshua’s performance against Pulev was just a snippet of what he’s achieved in his career overall. He has a whopping 88% KO ratio, and this itself shows how scary Joshua is once he takes up the ring space.

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NEW YORK , United States – 1 June 2019; Anthony Joshua after defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr in their IBF, WBA, WBO & IBO World Heavyweight Championship fight at Madison Square Garden in New York, USA. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Moreover, Joshua is one of the few heavyweights who’s carving his career in the finest possible manner.

That said, the way he’s shaping up his stint is absolutely sublime and the coming years will prove to be vital for him. He’s definitely an all-time great in the making and fans wish to see him more often inside the squared circle.

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What is your favorite highlight of Joshua’s career?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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