April 17, 2021

Anthony Joshua hits Kubrat Pule to retain heavyweight titles UK News

Anthony Joshua retained his heavyweight titles after beating Kubrat Pule in the ninth round.

Bookies’ favorite Joshua lined up his three heavyweight belts at the SSE arena in Wembley against Pule.

The British fighter went nine rounds with the fierce Bulgarian before landing a big right hand to his rival KO.

Bulew gave a stubborn resistance, but was knocked out in the ninth round

Joshua quickly left the ring to hug boxing legend Floyd Mayweather at the ring.

Before the match, Mayweather called Joshua “a warrior and a man of hell.”

The 31-year-old Watford-born star walked out of The White Stripes’ Seven Nation Army, knocking out the name of 1,000 fans who were allowed into the arena.

Both were caucus in the first round, with Joshua throwing first before Pulev responded with a bounce.

Things heated up considerably in the third round, and Pulev got into deep trouble after being landed by a Joshua boss.

Eventually saved by the Bulgarian bell, Joshua was able to recover as the pressure eased in fourth place.

However, it was not enough to overtake the British boxer, who landed consecutive tops in ninth place.

As the Bulgarian rose, he untied his right hand straight up, which caught the crooky fighter flush.

The 39-year-old’s significant opposition to Joshua’s power was finally defeated, and he failed to win the count.

Speaking after his victory, Joshua told reporters: “I hope everyone is satisfied tonight.

“For me, boxing, I stuck to what I know best. You ask what the crowd wants to see!”

Competitors battled it out at Wembley Stadium in London
The fight took place in front of 1,000 fans at the SSE arena in Wembley

This sets Joshua’s first fight in England for two years and sets the stage for him to face fellow Britain Tyson Fury Next year.

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Fury holds two heavyweight titles after claiming the WBC belt with one Dionte stopped on Wilder In Las Vegas in February.

The pair are believed to have agreed to financial terms, but the deal is yet to be finalized.

Earlier on Saturday night in Undercard, Tyson’s Fury’s cousin, Heavyweight and even Hugh Fury, won his fight by consensus.