Watford’s boxing superstar Anthony Joshua will be stepping back in the ring next month when he takes on Bulgaria’s Kubrat Pulev at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium on October 28.
The fight will be Joshua’s first since he defeated Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley and the Garston -born hitman will be making the first defence of his IBF and WBA world titles.
Joshua comes into this fight with a record that stands at 19-0 – 19 wins and 19 knockouts – thanks to his victory against the recently retired Klitschko.
36-year-old Kubrat Pulev comes into the fight with a record of 25-0-1 following his recent UD win against American Kevin Mitchell – a man who succumbed to Anthony Joshua’ s power in a TKO defeat back in 2015.
The Bulgarian will enter the fight as the IBF mandatory challenger having earned his right of a title shot following five successive victories, including a split-decision win over Britain’s Dereck Chisora last year. Pulev’s only career defeat came at the hands of Wladimir Klitschko in his first shot at the IBF strap back in 2014. The Ukrainian knocked Pulev out in the fifth round, in what would prove to be Dr. Steelhammer’s 53rd and final stoppage win in his career. However, three years on and five wins later, the experienced ‘Cobra’ believes he still has the guile, experience and power to topple Anthony Joshua on October 28th.