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Parker's Trainer Believes Joshua Will Beat Pulev With Explosive KO

When Anthony Joshua recaptured his WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO titles in December, he also inherited two mandatory obligations. 

It appears that he will face his IBF mandatory Kubrat Pulev first, and then his WBO mandatory Oleksandr Usyk if he is successful against Pulev.


Kevin Barry, who trains former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker, believes that Joshua won't have any problems against Pulev. 

"I think the fight is tailor-made for Joshua - especially after the 12 round boxing display that he put on against Andy Ruiz. I think that Eddie Hearn is looking for a spectacular performance and I think Pulev brings that," Barry told

"Pulev is not a guy with a lot of movement. A guy with not a lot of power. You just have to look at his knockout ratio and a guy that is pretty close to 40 so he ticks a lot of boxes. He is a fighter that they spent a lot of time and energy promoting and marketing to fight Joshua early on his career only for him to pull out with injury so I think it is a great fight for Anthony Joshua. It is a fight that should end with an explosive knockout."

Barry is very familiar with Joshua, having been in the opposing corner on March, 2018 when Parker lost his title to Joshua in the United Kingdom.

Parker returns to the ring on February 29th in Frisco, Texas on the Mikey Garcia-Jessie Vargas undercard that will be streamed live on DAZN.  His opponent is expected to be named in the very near future.
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Comment by theface07 on 01-28-2020

[QUOTE=TriMastiki;20343383]Don't write Pulev off, guys. This time he will bring hell on poor AJ. Today Pulev is a much different boxer than the guy he was, when he lost to Klitchko.[/QUOTE] Really? We'll see. I see you're a Pulev fan…

Comment by theface07 on 01-28-2020

[QUOTE=REDEEMER;20343214]My argument wasn’t boxer A B or C it was everyone brushing off Pulev as though he’s an irrelevant win . Ali had plenty problems with Foreman, couldn’t do much until Foreman punched himself out,I would take Foreman in a…

Comment by Man-Joe on 01-24-2020

Till then. We all will be watching

Comment by TriMastiki on 01-23-2020

Don't write Pulev off, guys. This time he will bring hell on poor AJ. Today Pulev is a much different boxer than the guy he was, when he lost to Klitchko.

Comment by REDEEMER on 01-23-2020

[QUOTE=theface07;20342813]You may be right, time will tell but the ultimate flaw in your argument is stating boxer A beat boxer B better than boxer C so boxer A will definitely beat boxer C. This is a flawed argument that has…

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