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Joshua is Going To Absolutely Destroy Pulev, Says Hearn

Eddie Hearn, promoter for IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, says his star fighter will aim to looking sensational next month.

Joshua has been away from the ring since December 2019, when he reclaimed his titles with a twelve round unanimous decision over Andy Ruiz in Saudi Arabia.

But on December 12, Joshua will make his return to the ring with a mandatory defense against the IBF's top man, Kubrat Pulev.

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In his last ring appearance, Joshua boxed his way to victory and some felt the performance was flat when compared to his past victories.

Joshua wants to return, in form, to his streak of brutal knockouts.

Pulev has not tasted defeat since a sole knockout loss at the hands of then unified world champion Wladimir Klitschko in 2014.

Hearn is expecting a showcase performance.

"I went to see him yesterday, he looked absolutely sensational," Hearn told Sky Sports.

"He's moving so well. We know he's brought in a couple of new trainers with Rob McCracken leading the way. He's learning, he's punching so hard, so sharp, so fast. I think this is going to be a tough fight against Kubrat Pulev. I also think he is going to absolutely destroy him.

"I think he's going to break him down, he's going to dissect him, and he's going to punish him. I think you're going to see a statement. I don't want to put too much pressure on him, but I really do. That's what I think. AJ will always be a relaxed, humble guy, but I really believe having seen the improvement that he's made, the spite in his punches, I think you're going to get a thrilling display from Anthony Joshua.

"All he's got to do is beat Kubrat Pulev and I really believe he's going to do it in brilliant style and prove to everyone he's the best heavyweight in the world."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Franchise1218 on 11-22-2020

Hope Hearn is right as after the Ruiz fight Joshua needs to destroy someone to make a possible Fury fight look competitive.

Comment by DaNeutral. on 11-21-2020

[QUOTE=_Rexy_;20900705]No, Pulev is not a top ten contender lol. Beating Hughie fury doesn’t make you one.[/QUOTE] Maybe not to you but to the ppl that have a say he is.

Comment by Roberto Vasquez on 11-21-2020

Doubt it will be an easy fight but there is no doubt that losing to Ruiz really made Joshua fix his flaws and spend more time sparring than he was. That's the way you respond to defeats.

Comment by sammybee on 11-21-2020

Pulev is not a push over.

Comment by Laligalaliga on 11-21-2020

The fact is pulev is more proven in HW than Ortiz. He will be Wilder's best win if he looses to wilder.

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