Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury? Kubrat Pulev vows to ruin all-Brit undisputed fight for 'coward' aj – Sky Sports, Skysports.com
“I’m way more precise than him as well as a much smarter boxer. And I will beat him. Brutally”
By Metodi Shumanov
Last Updated: 12 / 018 / 8: 31 am
Kubrat Pulev still expects to be Anthony Joshua’s next opponent
Kubrat Pulev has labeled Anthony Joshua “afraid” and a “coward” – and promised to destroy his hopes of an undisputed title fight with Tyson Fury.
Mandatory challenger Pulev is contracted to be Joshua’s next opponent in an IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight title defense while Deontay Wilder has the right to enforce a third WBC title fight against Fury.
Overseas territories including Saudi Arabia have enquired about hosting a future undisputed title fight between Joshua and Fury, but Pulev insists he will bring those plans crashing down…
Pulev’s only loss in (fights came against Wladimir Klitschko
You have more experience than Joshua – do you have better ring skills? Pulev said:
I’m way more precise than him as well as a much smarter boxer. And I will beat him. Brutally.
Why do you think Joshua wants home advantage for his fight against you?
Pulev said: I think it is obvious – because he’s afraid. I don’t see any other reason.
Why should it be in London? Why the fight can’t take place in any other place? You answer this!
We offered various destinations – from Istanbul to Las Vegas, New York or Saudi Arabia. And then I got the reply that Joshua would come up against me only in London. Otherwise there would be no fight at all. And of course, I agreed to this condition.
I’m not concerned about the place. For example, I never asked for the fight to be in Sofia. From day one I wanted it to take place at a neutral venue as this would be fair to both sides.
What would be this fight’s perfect location for you?
Pulev said: There is no such thing as an ideal location for a true fighter. He can fight everywhere and he’s not worried about anything.
Picking a certain destination is for cowards. For those who prefer to talk a lot rather than act.
I can think of at least two others who fit this description and who have refused to come to Sofia to face me – Dillian Whyte and Jarrell Miller.