- Anthony Joshua has been issued a stern warning ahead of his mandatory title-defending bout
- Legendary promoter Bob Arum believes Pulev will be Joshua’s next opponent next year
- Arum also claims that by 2020, Joshua's carer will be over because he'll be defeated by the Bulgarian
Anthony Joshua has been issued a stern career-threatening warning ahead of his fight with one of IBF heavyweight title challenger Kubrat Pulev or WBO's Oleksandr Usyk.
The British totally outclassed Andy Ruiz on Saturday night, December 7, and reclaimed his heavyweight belts through a unanimous point decision after twelve rounds of action.
The 30-year-old heavyweight champion landed a brutal flesh-cutting punch on Ruiz's upper left eye before avenging his Madison Park defeat in style.
The victory saw Joshua ordered by WBO and IBF to defend his belts in the next 180 days against the 32-year-old heavyweight new boys Oleksandr Usyk and Kubrat Pulev.
With Joshua reportedly back to the gym for his next fight, Bob Arum believes Pulev will be Joshua’s next opponent.
The legendary sport promoter also claimed that a fight with Pulev will signpost end of Joshua's boxing career.
The Bulgarian star was lined to fight Joshua in 2017 but pulled out through injury. And Bob believes it will be a tougher tie when they meet.
“But by that time [end of 2020], there ain’t going to be an Anthony Joshua as a top fighter," Arum
“I’ve got a Bulgarian named Pulev who’s going to knock him in his next fight."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Anthony Joshua, has relished the challenge of fighting Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury after his victory over Andy Ruiz.
Joshua defeated the Mexican star on Saturday, December 7, in Saudi Arabia in an epoch-making bout that saw the Brit put in blood and breath to reclaim his heavyweight belts.
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