Pulev Plans To Derail Joshua vs. Fury Mega Fight
Kubrat Pulev is supremely confident of derailing plans for
the biggest fight in boxing - an all-British Undisputed
Heavyweight World Title showdown between IBF, WBA, WBO and
IBO ruler Anthony Joshua and undefeated WBC king Tyson Fury.
The former World Title challenger (28-1, 14 KOs) arrived in
London over the weekend ahead of his second shot at world
honours at The SSE Arena, Wembley this Saturday, shown live
on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and Ireland and on DAZN
in the U.S. and more than 200 countries and territories on
its just-launched Global platform.
Bulgaria's Pulev says he can see himself exposing the flaws
of Joshua in the same manner as Andy Ruiz, who famously
dropped the superstar four times on route to a shock seventh
round stoppage win at Madison Square Garden in June 2019.
"We see a lot of mistakes from Anthony," said Pulev. "A lot
of bad sides to him. I think these mistakes, and the bad
sides, stay. The most important thing is how I perform on
Saturday night. When I am good, I beat him well. Right now I
feel very good, strong and powerful. I am very strong
heading into this fight.
"We will see how Joshua performs. I donít know what to
expect from him. It doesnít matter to me. For me itís only
important what I do in the ring and how I prepare. How is my
strategy? How is my boxing? This is what is important. I
will perform very differently because I have a lot of
experience from the Klitschko fight. I will be a new Kubrat
ďThis fight is not only for me. This fight isnít just for
boxing. It is for all of Bulgaria. Nobody from my country
has ever been Heavyweight Champion of the World. Thatís why
it will be so good for my country and my people. Bulgarian
fans will be really happy.
"This was my late fatherís dream. That is why me and my
brother are here. His project was to have sons, and for them
to become boxing champions. And we are now real, this is now
fact. He looks down from above and Iím sure heís happy. He
wants to win on Saturday night with me.
"I feel healthy and happy. I have a lot of energy. After the
fight and after the win, I will be really happy. I think
after this fight Iím going to fight with Tyson Fury. It will
be good. I donít believe that the Joshua vs. Fury fight is
going to happen because I will win on Saturday night. I
think the world needs a new World Champion like me. I am the
new World Champion. I am coming."
Joshua vs. Pulev tops a huge night of action in London,
Hackney Cruiserweight star Lawrence Okolie (14-0, 11 KOs)
takes on Poland's undefeated Nikodem Jezewski (19-0-1, 9
KOs), Manchester Heavyweight contender Hughie Fury (24-3, 14
KOs) returns against Polandís Mariusz Wach (36-6, 19 KOs),
Martin Bakole (15-1, 12 KOs) and Sergey Kuzmin (15-1, 11
KOs) fight for the vacant WBC International Heavyweight
Title, Northampton Super-Welterweight Kieron Conway (15-1-1,
3 KOs) clashes with Wythenshawe's Macaulay McGowen (14-1-1,
3 KOs) over ten rounds, London-based Albanian Welterweight
sensation Florian Marku (7-0, 5 KOs) makes his keenly
anticipated Matchroom debut in an eight round contest with
Derby's Alex Fearon (9-2) and Leeds Super-Bantamweight Qais
Ashfaq (8-1, 3 KOs) looks to return to winning ways against
Ashley Lane (14-9-2, 1 KO).