Anthony Joshua has beaten Bulgarian, Kubrat Pulev, to retain his world heavyweight titles at the SSE Arena, London on Saturday. The British-Nigerian boxer knocked out Pulev in the ninth round of their world title bout.
Joshua defended his WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight titles during the encounter with a win guaranteeing him a chance to face Tyson Fury in an all-British boxing bout in 2021. The fight is Joshua’s first since reclaiming his belts from Andy Ruiz in December 2019 in Saudi Arabia.
When the fight ended, Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn said, “Starting from tomorrow, we make the Tyson Fury fight straight away. It’s the only fight to be made in boxing. It is the biggest fight in British boxing history.
“I know he (Joshua) wants it; He is the best heavyweight in the world, I promise you. He’ll break him down; he’ll knock him out.”