Popular boxer, Anthony Joshua has vowed to beat his next opponent Kubrat Pulev in the 11th round of their heavyweight clash in June this year.
Joshua will battle the Bulgarian at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium before a potential fight with Tyson Fury at a later date.
According to him, Pulev has been in the game for a long time and he definitely knows his way around the ring so he expects it to be a tough bout.
He added that he is expecting a more polished, smarter Kubrat even if he sees himself defeating his opponent in the 11th round.
His words, “He’s been in the game for a while, he went to the top level and then he got defeated”
“So he knows his way around the ring. He’s had his chance at the top level and now he’s coming back again, so he’s probably going to try and get it right.”
“I’ll be expecting a more polished, smarter Pulev, and he can bang a bit as well. He’s had a few knockouts on his record as well, he can bang and he can box so he’s a boxer-puncher.”
“It’s kind of like what my style is as well so it will be a good matchup for sure. We’re going to box, people are going to see some skills, and they’re probably going to see a knockout as well because you’ve got two boxer-punchers.”
Asked to predict on the fight, he replied, “Round 11.”