Unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua successfully defended his WBA (Super), IBF, WBO and IBO titles against his mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev at the O2 Arena in London, England.
‘AJ’ started tentatively but exploded into life in the third round, dropping his opponent twice. Pulev showed great heart to survive the third frame and work his way back into the fight over the next few rounds.
Joshua was cautious but aggressive in spurts, often throwing multiple uppercuts in succession. In the ninth round he dropped Pulev after a flurry of shots. The game Bulgarian got back up but was laid out by a straight shot and failed to beat the ten count.
Check out the Anthony Joshua vs. Kubrat Pulev highlights below.