Joshua welcomes blockbuster battle with Fury after beating Pulev



The heavyweight champion produced a devastating knockout within the ninth spherical to retain his IBF, WBO and WBA belts however consideration rapidly turned to the opportunity of a unification bout with Fury.

Joshua appeared reluctant to speak about his rival at first however followers roared with approval when requested in the event that they’d wish to see the 2 face off.

“I began this recreation in 2013. I have been chasing all of the belts. I have been coping with mandatories,” Joshua instructed Sky Sports activities when requested a couple of potential battle.

“In fact I would like the problem. It is not in regards to the opponent, it is in regards to the legacy and the belt.

“Whoever has bought the belt, I might like to compete with them. If that’s Tyson Fury, let it’s Tyson Fury. It is no large deal.

“It is one battle at a time, selecting them off one after the other. That is all it is about for me. I’ve bought to remain targeted.”

Anthony Joshua reacts to victory over Kubrat Pulev on Saturday.

‘The largest battle in boxing’

Fury is the present WBC champion and took to social media to name out Joshua after the battle, predicting he’d cease the 31-year-old inside three rounds.

“I would like the battle. I would like the battle subsequent. I’ll knock him out inside three rounds,” he stated in a video posted to Twitter.

The response from the 1,000 spectators allowed into Wembley Enviornment on Saturday confirmed there’s a large urge for food for the battle.

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Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, assured it could occur subsequent yr.

“Ranging from tomorrow, we make the Tyson Fury battle right away,” he instructed Sky Sports activities.

“It is the one battle to be made in boxing. It is the largest battle in boxing. It is the largest battle in British boxing historical past.”

In June, Hearn had stated that each fighters had agreed phrases, although particular dates and venues have been nonetheless to be determined.
A limited number of fans (1,000)  watched on as Joshua beat Pulev.

Devastating end

Joshua shook off the lockdown rust with a cushty victory over his resilient opponent on Saturday.

After a cagey begin, Pulev confronted the rely twice within the third spherical as Joshua linked with a barrage of photographs.

The Bulgarian, who has now misplaced simply twice in his profession, continued to smile at Joshua regardless of being pummeled by the champion and deserves credit score for taking the battle so far as he did.

However Joshua, who deployed his trademark uppercut to good impact all through, ultimately wore his opponent down and knocked him out within the ninth spherical with a devastating straight proper hand.

Joshua has now gained 24 out of his 25 fights, together with his solely loss coming towards Andy Ruiz in 2019.



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