Anthony Joshua has retained his WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO heavyweight titles after a ninth round knockout win against Bulgaria’s Kubrat Pulev inside the SSE Arena in Wembley on Saturday night.
Pulev was floored four times in a dramatic and entertaining contest, which will hopefully set up an undisputed fight between Joshua and WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury next year.
The fight began with a cagey opener as both men appeared hesitant and exchanged jabs.
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In round two, Joshua began to open up and fired off a combination of hooks and uppercuts.
Pulev absorbed a number of body jabs as he tried to close the distance.
The fight exploded into action in the third as Joshua hammered Pulev with a hard right hand and followed up with a series of power punches.
Pulev initially laughed in response but then turned his back and was smashed into the ropes by a follow-up combination, prompting a count from the…
Source: Complete Sports