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|Anthony Joshua Vs Kubrat Pulev: Heavyweight Boxing Fight On Dec. 12 In London by robosky02(m): 2:05pm On Dec 07, 2020|
Anthony Joshua vs Pulev
Anthony Joshua will defend his IBF, WBA and WBO world heavyweight titles against Kubrat Pulev in what is the biggest fight to take place on these shores during the remainder of 2020.
Joshua (23-1) is hoping to move a step closer to that dream unification showdown with fellow British heavyweight king Tyson Fury next summer, while for the veteran Pulev (28-1) this could be the last chance of victory at the very highest level.
While Joshua will start as a hot favourite to retain his titles and close in on that huge Fury showdown, heavyweight boxing is a dangerous game. And ‘The Gypsy King’ may well be sat behind his sofa in Morecambe. Lancashire with his eyes closed hoping nothing goes wrong for his big rival.
If Joshua does prevail, it will be full steam ahead for next summer and the biggest fight in British boxing history.
Joshua vs Pulev date, time, venue and tickets:
Joshua vs Pulev will take place at the SSE Arena, Wembley (moved from the O2 Arena) in London on Saturday December 12, 2020.
After the recent relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions for UK sporting events, a crowd of 1000 fans will be allowed into the arena. Tickets went on sale on Friday December 4 and unsurprisingly they sold out in double-quick time.
The fight had initially been due to take place at at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on June 20, but that date was scuppered by the onset of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
With the bout taking place in the UK, ring walk times for Joshua vs Pulev are likely to be between 2200 GMT (1700 ET) and 2300 GMT (1800 ET).
Joshua vs Pulev TV channel, live stream and PPV price:
Joshua is a huge box-office draw and his last bout – that revenge victory over Andy Ruiz Jr in their rematch in Saudi Arabia last December – drew a domestic record 1.6million pay-per-view buys on Sky Sports Box Office. Each paid £24.95 for the privilege.
The Pulev fight will again be a Sky Sports PPV at a price of £24.95 with Joshua continuing his highly successful association with the UK’s biggest pay-TV broadcaster.
Joshua vs Pulev will be showed by streaming platform DAZN ($19.99 per month or $99 for an annual subscription) in the United States, along with its other eight markets (Canada, Germany, Japan, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Switzerland and Austria).
DAZN has also announced that Joshua vs Pulev will air in more than 200 markets as part of its December global launch. But not in the UK of course due to AJ’s contract with Sky Sports.
Joshua vs Pulev odds
Not surprisingly Joshua is a heavy favourite to improve his record to 24-1 and retain his world heavyweight titles. He is a best-priced 1/8 to come out victorious and as short as 1/10 in places. Pulev meanwhile is generally a 5/1 or 11/2 shot with the Draw a 33/1 or 40/1 chance.
For those punters looking for a little better in terms of return for their money, Joshua is 3/1 to win by decision or technical decision.
Joshua vs Pulev weights:
The weigh-in for Joshua vs Pulev will be held 24 hours before the fight takes place – on Friday December 11.
Joshua weighed in at 237lbs (16st 13lbs) for his last bout, that points defeat of Ruiz Jr in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in December 2019, That was some 10 pounds lighter than he had been for the first meeting.
Pulev weighed in at 248lbs (17st 10lbs) for his last ring outing, a unanimous decision over Rydell Booker in Fresno, California last November.
Anthony Joshua record and profile:
Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua, or ‘AJ’, was born on October 15, 1989 and is now 31 years old.
Joshua, born in Watford, stands 6ft 6ins tall with a reach of 82ins. His current CV as a professional stands at 23-1 with 21 wins inside distance.
The only blot is that upset loss to Andy Ruiz Jr at Madison Square Garden in June 2019. It was quickly avenged with a points victory in Saudi Arabia in December 2019.
Before that, Joshua had looked invincible. He transitioned effortlessly from 2012 Olympic gold to world-title glory.
His first major test as a pro came against fellow Briton Dillian Whyte in December 2015. AJ prevailed via a seventh-round TKO.
Joshua would claim his first world title in his very next fight, demolishing Charles Martin inside two rounds in April 2016.
The next big moment came at Wembley Stadium in April 2017 when AJ fought an unforgettable duel with Wladimir Klitschko.
Joshua was down and almost out before winning via a sensational stoppage in Round 11. The win saw Joshua add the WBA world heavyweight title to his IBF belt.
Victories over Carlos Takam, WBO champion Joseph Parker and Alexander Povetkin followed before that disastrous night against Ruiz Jr. The 30/1 underdog shocked the world with a seventh-round stoppage.
Joshua immediately forced that Saudi Arabia rematch. He regained his titles by boxing smartly against an opponent who appeared to have already lost to the refrigerator.
Kubrat Pulev record and profile:
Kubrat Pulev was born on May 4, 1981 in Sofia, Bulgaria and is now 39 years old. He has a professional record of 28-1. Fourteen of those wins came inside distance.
Pulev, known as ‘The Cobra’, turned professional in 2009. He stands 6ft 4½ins tall with a reach of 79½ins. Pulev won his first 20 fights to earn a shot at Wladimir Klitschko’s world heavyweight titles.
Klitschko vs Pulev took place in Altona, Germany in November 2014. For the Bulgarian it was a rude awakening.
‘Dr Steelhammer’ wasn’t always the most exciting world champion to watch. But in his 17th title defence he was clearly confident of an early night.
Pulev was down twice in the opening round, and only real heart took it any further. The end was highlight-reel stuff as Klitschko closed the show with a crushing left hook in round 5.
It has taken six long years for Pulev to get back to world-title level. He has rebuilt his career with some decent victories over the likes of British pair Dereck Chisora and Hughie Fury. But there is a big difference between that and truly elite level.
Pulev’s co-promoter Arum is convinced his man can shock the world. But he’s a promoter, he would say that, wouldn’t he?
Joshua vs Pulev undercard
Lawrence Okolie (14-0, 11 KOs) takes on Krzysztof Glowacki (31-2, 19 KOs) for the vacant WBO Cruiserweight World Title on the Joshua vs Pulev undercard on December 12.
Meanwhile two exciting Heavyweight matchups have been added to the supporting line-up.
Hughie Fury (24-3, 14 KOs) takes on Poland’s Mariusz Wach (36-6, 19 KOs), a former opponent of Wladimir Klitschko, Alexander Povetkin and Dillian Whyte.
“I’m very excited to be back in action again on December 12,” said Fury. “It’s been a while and I’m ready to show what I’m all about. I’ve been in the gym working on a lot of different aspects of my game, perfecting what I needed to do.”
Meanwhile Martin Bakole and Sergey Kuzmin clash for the vacant WBC International Heavyweight Title after their proposed fight earlier in the year was rescheduled. Both men share respective 15-1 records and will be looking to gatecrash the world rankings.
“I’m really looking forward to fighting for the WBC International Title on such a big night of boxing, said Bakole. “A victory over Kuzmin is another step to making my dreams come true.”
“This fight with Bakole is very important for me, I need to bounce back from my defeat to Michael Hunter last time and get back on track towards a World Title,” revealed Kuzmin. “Martin is big, tall and comes forward, we know his strengths. I come only to win on December 12.”
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|Re: Anthony Joshua Vs Kubrat Pulev: Heavyweight Boxing Fight On Dec. 12 In London by Ajax99(m): 2:06pm On Dec 07, 2020|
one for the ages!
|Re: Anthony Joshua Vs Kubrat Pulev: Heavyweight Boxing Fight On Dec. 12 In London by robosky02(m): 2:16pm On Dec 07, 2020|
Who is Kubrat Pulev? Record, career highlights and boxing style of Anthony Joshua’s ‘next fight’
The ‘Cobra’ is the IBF mandatory challenger and is expected to face AJ at this december 2020
Kubrat Pulev’s only career defeat came against then world champion Wladimir Klitschko
Kubrat Pulev looks set to be named as Anthony Joshua‘s next opponent as the British fighter eyes a homecoming after regaining his world heavyweight titles in style in Saudi Arabia.
Joshua easily outpointed Andy Ruiz Jr in their “Clash on the Dunes” rematch six months after a shock, career-first defeat against the Mexican-American at Madison Square Garden in June.
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With the belts now back in his possession AJ is expected to return to London in the spring with a fight against IBF mandatory challenger Pulev being lined up at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
The two men had been due to fight in Cardiff in October 2017 before the Bulgarian was forced to withdraw through injury and replaced by Carlos Takam.
“The problem was that a lot of fighters did not want to fight me,” said a frustrated Pulev after nearly a year out of the ring in 2013. “They all saw me as a tough challenge.”
Bar his fight against Wladimir Klitschko in 2014 – the only defeat of his professional career – that trend has remained for the man they call “The Cobra”.
Read more: Anthony Joshua explains how he fought his knockout urges to defeat Andy Ruiz Jr with the sweet science
Pulev first came to the boxing world’s attention in 2005 when claiming bronze at the amateur World Boxing Championships in Mianyang, China.
It was not until 2009 and the age of 28 that he turned pro having claimed gold in the European Championships the year before.
He has spent most of his pro career fighting in Germany until recent fights back home in Bulgaria and over in the United States and enjoys a record of 28 victories from 29 fights with 14 by way of knockout.
Despite that impressive record, match-ups with blockbuster opponents have been hard to come by aside from that defeat to Klitschko and the cancelled fight against Joshua in 2017.
An underwhelming points victory in his most recent outing against Rydell Booker in California, plus the fact he was completely outclassed by Klitschko – an opponent Joshua would later go on to beat – suggests he has work to do if he is to pull off an upset.
Record (win-lose-draw): 28-1-0
Nickname: The Cobra
Kubrat Pulev defeats Alexander Ustinov from Russia in their IBF European International title fight on September 29, 2012 in Hamburg Germany.
Now 38, the grizzled Bulgarian has plenty of rounds in the bank and has seen off a raft of solid fighters in the heavyweight ranks including Britons Dereck Chisora, Matt Skelton, Michael Sprott and Hughie Fury.
Against most opponents, Pulev tries to control the fight with his strong, accurate jab before opening up in later rounds with his right.
That worked to great effect in a recent bout against Bogdan Dinu after he suffered a bad cut above his left in the fourth round before steadying the momentum and winning by knockout in the seventh.
But that style has also gone against him. In the ring with Klitschko he looked flat-footed and ponderous and left himself exposed to the great Ukrainian’s devastating left hooks. Pulev was knocked down four times before the fight was finally called off in the fifth.
Ban for harassing reporter
Aside from that defeat the undoubted lowlight of Pulev’s career came after victory over Dinu when he forcibly planted a kiss on a female reporter’s lips during a post-fight interview.
“Mid-interview he grabbed my face and kissed me,” said Jennifer Ravalo. “I was immediately shocked and embarrassed, and didn’t know how to respond.
“Next, I walked to the table to put my items in my backpack. He grabbed both of my buttocks and squeezed with both of his hands. Then he walked away without saying anything to me and laughed.”
Pulev was fined, suspended and ordered to take sexual harassment prevention classes.
While denying he grabbed her buttocks, Pulev did later apologise to Ravalo for the incident, saying: “I am sorry for what happened, if I could go back, of course I would not do it.
“I am temperamental, I did it from happiness and euphoria. I can tell my fans that if I had to do it again, I would not.
“I am sorry for this, but the thing is I did it with no intention of abuse.”
He was banned for this kiss
|Re: Anthony Joshua Vs Kubrat Pulev: Heavyweight Boxing Fight On Dec. 12 In London by kristonium(m): 2:18pm On Dec 07, 2020|
He is winning this no doubt!
We want to see his fight with Fury, Wilder
|Re: Anthony Joshua Vs Kubrat Pulev: Heavyweight Boxing Fight On Dec. 12 In London by robosky02(m): 2:26pm On Dec 07, 2020|
pulev vs klitschko
Joshua vs Klitschko
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|Re: Anthony Joshua Vs Kubrat Pulev: Heavyweight Boxing Fight On Dec. 12 In London by Shamelessman01: 4:58pm On Dec 07, 2020|
se mojo charity
when kuburat omo iya eleko turn fighter
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|Re: Anthony Joshua Vs Kubrat Pulev: Heavyweight Boxing Fight On Dec. 12 In London by Bigggloadofcum: 4:59pm On Dec 07, 2020|
Just a little advice for my brother AJ.
Four days before the bout, he should try as much as possible to ejaculate at least 15 times a day.
This rudiment works magicK.
For those of you who'll rush here like wildfire to tell me rubbish, ask the almighty GYPSY king how he was able to mess up one of the most ruthless fighter _ 'Deontay Wilder' up.
|Re: Anthony Joshua Vs Kubrat Pulev: Heavyweight Boxing Fight On Dec. 12 In London by slawormiir: 4:59pm On Dec 07, 2020|
Go go Anthony
Lets tell the world we are the real niggarrrrs of Africa
Let me increase the volume so that those low budgets ass fuckkking noisy neighbors of ours called Ghana and south Africa can hear it
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|Re: Anthony Joshua Vs Kubrat Pulev: Heavyweight Boxing Fight On Dec. 12 In London by Tenaga: 4:59pm On Dec 07, 2020|
Is that so?
|Re: Anthony Joshua Vs Kubrat Pulev: Heavyweight Boxing Fight On Dec. 12 In London by revvitandrenon: 4:59pm On Dec 07, 2020|
Another Victory for 'Tony
|Re: Anthony Joshua Vs Kubrat Pulev: Heavyweight Boxing Fight On Dec. 12 In London by Nobody: 4:59pm On Dec 07, 2020|
Joshua is going to win.
|Re: Anthony Joshua Vs Kubrat Pulev: Heavyweight Boxing Fight On Dec. 12 In London by madjune(f): 5:00pm On Dec 07, 2020|
Make Cuppy get ready to cry because this guy will knock Joshua out.
|Re: Anthony Joshua Vs Kubrat Pulev: Heavyweight Boxing Fight On Dec. 12 In London by Charlieluvboy(m): 5:00pm On Dec 07, 2020|
Josh make you beat am Blue Black we dey your back gidi gba
|Re: Anthony Joshua Vs Kubrat Pulev: Heavyweight Boxing Fight On Dec. 12 In London by Obichi26(m): 5:00pm On Dec 07, 2020|
This fight go go well
|Re: Anthony Joshua Vs Kubrat Pulev: Heavyweight Boxing Fight On Dec. 12 In London by Johnbosco77(m): 5:00pm On Dec 07, 2020|
AJ all the way.....
|Re: Anthony Joshua Vs Kubrat Pulev: Heavyweight Boxing Fight On Dec. 12 In London by kenzysmith: 5:01pm On Dec 07, 2020|
Joshua if you know say he want make he better for you before this fight avoid cuppy this period we dey beg
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|Re: Anthony Joshua Vs Kubrat Pulev: Heavyweight Boxing Fight On Dec. 12 In London by Okortor: 5:01pm On Dec 07, 2020|
I believe in AJ, however
like for AJ, share for Kubrat Pulev.
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|Re: Anthony Joshua Vs Kubrat Pulev: Heavyweight Boxing Fight On Dec. 12 In London by oluwatosink: 5:01pm On Dec 07, 2020|
Aj will Knock pulev and Tyson fury.
Just like Israel Adesanya, Naija dey with AJ.
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|Re: Anthony Joshua Vs Kubrat Pulev: Heavyweight Boxing Fight On Dec. 12 In London by samuel19222(m): 5:01pm On Dec 07, 2020|
Aj Omo Ijebe
|Re: Anthony Joshua Vs Kubrat Pulev: Heavyweight Boxing Fight On Dec. 12 In London by kenzysmith: 5:02pm On Dec 07, 2020|
Charlieluvboy:see ur mouth like blue black na play pulev come play for ring?
|Re: Anthony Joshua Vs Kubrat Pulev: Heavyweight Boxing Fight On Dec. 12 In London by revived: 5:02pm On Dec 07, 2020|
Hopefully win for Josh
|Re: Anthony Joshua Vs Kubrat Pulev: Heavyweight Boxing Fight On Dec. 12 In London by sammysmiles(m): 5:02pm On Dec 07, 2020|
Anthony Joshua VS Deontay Wilder.... That's what we wanna see...
|Re: Anthony Joshua Vs Kubrat Pulev: Heavyweight Boxing Fight On Dec. 12 In London by seunmsg(m): 5:03pm On Dec 07, 2020|
Our hopes and prayers are for Joshua to win and then go ahead to unify the division by beating Fury next year.
|Re: Anthony Joshua Vs Kubrat Pulev: Heavyweight Boxing Fight On Dec. 12 In London by Enudapan: 5:04pm On Dec 07, 2020|
Nah eh! No qualms
Joshua the Real odogwu
|Re: Anthony Joshua Vs Kubrat Pulev: Heavyweight Boxing Fight On Dec. 12 In London by chukwuibuipob: 5:04pm On Dec 07, 2020|
|Re: Anthony Joshua Vs Kubrat Pulev: Heavyweight Boxing Fight On Dec. 12 In London by Nobody: 5:07pm On Dec 07, 2020|
Kubrat all d way
|Re: Anthony Joshua Vs Kubrat Pulev: Heavyweight Boxing Fight On Dec. 12 In London by Enoch07: 5:08pm On Dec 07, 2020|
|Re: Anthony Joshua Vs Kubrat Pulev: Heavyweight Boxing Fight On Dec. 12 In London by fuckdemrepented: 5:08pm On Dec 07, 2020|
Make Nigeria proud
|Re: Anthony Joshua Vs Kubrat Pulev: Heavyweight Boxing Fight On Dec. 12 In London by Charlieluvboy(m): 5:09pm On Dec 07, 2020|
kenzysmith:Oga support your choice nah my choice I pick so STFU
|Re: Anthony Joshua Vs Kubrat Pulev: Heavyweight Boxing Fight On Dec. 12 In London by jericco1(m): 5:09pm On Dec 07, 2020|
The kind of fight I like
|Re: Anthony Joshua Vs Kubrat Pulev: Heavyweight Boxing Fight On Dec. 12 In London by Enoch07: 5:10pm On Dec 07, 2020|
Okortor:stop this nonsense
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