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Pulev Promoter Warns Anthony Joshua: The Knockout is Coming!

Ivaylo Gotzev, co-promoter for heavyweight contender Kubrat Pulev, recently lashed out at Eddie Hearn - who promotes IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO world champion Anthony Joshua.

Pulev is the IBF's mandatory challenger to Joshua.

Their fight was scheduled to take place on June 20th in London, but it was pushed back due to the coronavirus pandemic.


The fight was initially scheduled to happen back in 2017. The contest never came off when Pulev withdrew with injury.

Gotzev makes allegations that Hearn is dragging his feet in scheduling a new date for the fall and feels there are 'games' being played during talks.

"Eddie is known for saying one thing and doing another," Gotzev told the Daily Mail.

"He needs to organise his thoughts and form of doing contracts and obligations and dealing with people, because in the long run it's going to create a lot of animosity and people are going to think twice about doing business with Eddie. Eddie does not come through as a guy who delivers on his promises. Lets get after Hearn and the champ because enough is enough. He hasn't got his stuff together, we are still waiting for a new date.

"I understand that the whole world has to reset somewhat, but people in the fight game are back in business. We are hoping Eddie might take note and start making some moves - but we are still waiting for those moves. I understand that he wrote a nice book, I can't wait to see his brilliance in this book. I want to learn from a brilliant guy like Eddie Hearn, meanwhile we're just sitting here waiting for a date."

Gotzev explained that his boxer if highly motivated and he expects to witness a knockout ending.

He believes Joshua is overlooking his fighter by always discussing a 2021 two-fight deal with Tyson Fury.

"Kubrat is going to be in his face. Kubrat is in beast mode, he's ready to take this man and shred him into pieces. The knockout is coming. You've got to be able to take it, not only give it, can he take it? That's the question," Gotzev said.

"They're focusing too much on those big paydays and the big picture, but guess what, the big picture right now is Kubrat, that's who they should be focusing on. And he will give AJ the fight of his life. Pulev will take him out of competition when he knocks him out. Kubrat's thinking: let them do all the planning, then let me get that Tyson Fury fight. Because defeating AJ will create a great podium for a Tyson Fury showdown."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by mlac on 07-06-2020

Poolev just went life & death with bogdan ****ing dino ffs

Comment by Zelda on 07-06-2020

The knockout is surely coming...can't wait for AJ to knock Pulev out in the first round, (hopefully) faster than Wilder KO'ed Breazeale.

Comment by Squ□redCircle34 on 07-06-2020

Pulev will walk down Joshua and knock him stone cold stiff! Hopefully AJ put “Eddie Hearns Presents” on the bottom of his shoes when Pulev has him staring at the ceiling lights!

Comment by denium on 07-05-2020

Joshua need to put on a good performance and clobber Pulev to build up the Fury fight. If Joshua looks s***, the Fury fight looks even more one-sided.

Comment by Mooon on 07-05-2020

Joshua's camp must a bit worried after the Ruiz ko loss but I doubt Pulev is the person to do it.

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