What Does Anthony Joshua Want After Kubrat Pulev Fight?
Anthony Joshua has revealed what he would like to do after his planned showdown with Kubrat Pulev.
While Joshua vs. Pulev isn’t a done deal, talks are moving along. Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn is hoping to book the fight for December 12 inside the O2 Arena in London, England. Hearn even laid out a plan to have some fans in attendance.
During an interview with PA Sport, Joshua discussed who he thinks will be the toughest test in Pulev or WBC Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury. He also talked about what he wants to do after the Pulev fight.
“We’ve got to put them on an equal playing field because if I say ‘I’ve got the bigger test’ or ‘he’s got the bigger test,’ you never know what’s going to happen,” Joshua said. “They’re both banana skin fights. It’s like ‘get past this one then there’s the big one next,’ so this one is just as important as the big one. When the time’s right we’ll fight. We’re keen but I’ve got Kubrat Pulev first which is a mandatory defense, which I have to do. Once I get past that I’m a free agent. I’m going to say we’ll fight next year but everything else that comes with it, I’ve just got to put to the back of my mind and just focus on Kubrat Pulev. Once I get past him, hopefully Fury will be the next one in line.”
If Joshua and Pulev can put pen to paper, then AJ will be defending his WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO Heavyweight Titles. Joshua is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Andy Ruiz Jr. in their rematch back on December 7, 2019. As for Pulev, he’s won eight bouts in a row. He’s coming off a unanimous decision victory over Rydell Booker back on November 9, 2019.