Anthony Joshua invites blockbuster battle with Tyson Fury after beating Kubrat Pulev




Anthony Joshua says he invites "the test" of confronting Tyson Fury after easily beating Kubrat Pulev in London's Wembley Arena on Saturday.

The heavyweight champion delivered a staggering knockout in the ninth round to hold his IBF, WBO and WBA belts yet consideration immediately went to the chance of a unification session with Fury.

Joshua appeared to be hesitant to discuss his opponent from the start however fans thundered with endorsement when inquired as to whether they'd prefer to see the two go head to head.


"I started this game in 2013. I've been chasing all the belts. I've been dealing with mandatories," Joshua told Sky Sports when asked about a potential fight.
"Of course I want the challenge. It's not about the opponent, it's about the legacy and the belt.
"Whoever has got the belt, I would love to compete with them. If that is Tyson Fury, let it be Tyson Fury. It's no big deal.
"It's one fight at a time, picking them off one by one. That's all it's about for me. I've got to stay focused."

Fierceness is the current WBC champion and took to web-based media to get down on Joshua after the battle, anticipating he'd stop the 31-year-old inside three rounds.

"I want the fight. I want the fight next. I will knock him out inside three rounds," he said in a video posted to Twitter.


The response from the 1,000 observers permitted into Wembley Arena on Saturday appeared there is a colossal hunger for the battle.

Joshua's advertiser, Eddie Hearn, guaranteed it would occur one year from now.


"Starting from tomorrow, we make the Tyson Fury fight straight away," he told Sky Sports.
"It's the only fight to be made in boxing. It's the biggest fight in boxing. It's the biggest fight in British boxing history."

In June, Hearn had said that the two warriors had concurred terms, however explicit dates and scenes were still to be chosen .

Unfair End


Anthony Joshua shook off the lockdown rust with an agreeable triumph over his tough adversary on Saturday.

After a cagey beginning, Pulev confronted the include twice in the third round as Joshua associated with a torrent of shots.

The Bulgarian, who has now lost only twice in his vocation, kept on grinning at Joshua notwithstanding being walloped by the hero and merits credit for accepting the battle the extent that he did.

Yet, Joshua, who sent his brand name uppercut to great impact all through, in the end wore his adversary out and took him out in the ninth round with an overwhelming straight right hand.

Joshua has now won 24 out of his 25 battles, with his solitary misfortune coming against Andy Ruiz in 2019.

Watch the fight below;


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