World’s heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua in the early hours of Sunday, December 12, has defeated Bulgaria’s Kubrat Pulev, by a knockout in the ninth round to retain his IBF, IBO, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles xorlali.com can confirm.
Joshua regained his three heavyweight titles last December in Saudi Arabia, in a rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr. This came to pass after he was stopped by the Mexican-American in an upset at Madison Square Garden that summer.
The first round saw both pugilists with lots of single punches, while none of them really managed to get anything special in, but Joshua had the snappier jab. Unbelievable scenes in the third round saw Pulev barely survive a huge AJ onslaught.
Although the Bulgarian came out for the third round more active than he was in the first two rounds, Anthony Joshua landed a one-two for the first meaningful shot of the round.
Then Joshua landed uppercut after uppercut to complement his overhand rights, and Pulev was left barely able to survive.
Joshua secured his 22nd knock-out against Pulev, bringing his bout records to 24-1, 22 KOs.
Anthony Joshua defeats Kubrat Pulev via KO to retain his IBF, IBO, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles.
He's now 24-1 in his career with 22 KOs. pic.twitter.com/5v3WH02vKn— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) December 12, 2020