Kubrat Pulev and his team are highly confident of taking Anthony Joshua’s heavyweight titles when the Bulgarian finally steps up to the plate on June 20.
Pulev was originally set to challenge Joshua at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium in October 2017 but was forced to withdraw through an injury. The IBF mandatory will now get his opportunity to ruin the champion’s plans to face stablemate Tyson Fury in an all-British blockbuster showdown in the future.
No.1-ranked, Pulev gets his second shot at world honors after his solitary defeat to modern legend Wladimir Klitschko in 2014. Klitschko represents the only loss of his 29-fight professional career.
Since then, the veteran has won six fights in a row. They include victories over Derek Chisora. Plus an IBF Eliminator win over Hughie Fury in 2018. Epic Sports and Entertainment President John Wirt, who takes care of Pulev’s affairs, made a startling assessment of what will go down this summer in England.
“This fight has been a long time coming. But we finally have Joshua cornered,” said Wirt. “On June 20, I guarantee Pulev will be victorious. Great Britain’s recently acquired chokehold on the Heavyweight division Championship will be brought to a quick and sudden ending.”Photo Credit: Getty