Boxing: Anthony Joshua 'battle ready' for fight with Pulev

Boxing: Anthony Joshua ‘battle ready’ for fight with Pulev

A big night of boxing on Saturday as Anthony Joshua defends his heavyweight titles against Bulgaria’s Kubrat Pulev.

It has been 12 months since Joshua’s avenged his defeat to Mexican-American Andy Ruiz on a rainy night in Saudi Arabia. The win restored the British heavy weight boxer with Nigerian roots, as a three-belt champion. He now looks to redeem his image fully as one of boxing’s most ferocious finishers.

The world heavyweight title clash takes place at Wembley’s SSE Arena.

Boxing: Anthony Joshua 'battle ready' for fight with Pulev

Millions of fans around the world will be following the fight and particularly for 31 year old Joshua, who will be getting a lot of virtual support from Nigeria where he is an idol just as much as he is in Britian.

For Pulev this is a big chance to become his country’s first world heavyweight champion. The 39 year old is however already a hero in Bulgaria. With one defeat on his resume, a knockout loss to Wladimir Klitschko in 2014, Pulev has gone on to become a formidable boxer.

Eight wins in a row, including a decision over Dereck Chisora and a knockout of ex-title challenger Samuel Peter stay glowing on his record.

Despite this, many still consider this a fight about Anthony Joshua rather than for Kubrat Pulev though the Bulgarian in a heated pre-match weigh-in exchange has promised to record an upset win.

“I’m amazing! I’m amazing! Tomorrow (Saturday) I will show you”. Pulev told Joshua.

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