Anthony Joshua: Boxing promoter Bob Arum claims Kubrat Pulev will defeat British-Nigerian

Anthony Joshua: Boxing promoter Bob Arum claims Kubrat Pulev will defeat British-Nigerian

- Anthony Joshua will return to boxing action on December 12 against Kubrat Pulev

- Tyson Fury’s promoter Bob Arum has claimed that Joshua will lose the bout

- Pulev has only lost once in his professional career to Wladimir Klitschko

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Anthony Joshua is billed to take on Bulgarian boxer Kubrat Pulev on December 12 at the O2 Arena in London as the British-Nigerian boxer defend his IBF, WBO and WBA heavyweight titles.

Kubrat Pulev and Tyson Fury’s promoter Bob Arum has suggested Joshua will be defeated by the Bulgarian when they finally take into the rings.

Record shows Joshua is set to battle a very strong and tactical boxer who has just lost once in his entire boxing career which was against Wladimir Klitschko in November 2014.

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Arum said during the Gary Newbon Sports Show, as cited in GiveMeSport.

“I think Joshua is still vulnerable after being knocked out by Andy Ruiz Jnr. and Pulev is a really tough rugged heavyweight.
“The second fight Ruiz Jnr. celebrated too much from the first fight and Joshua ran around the ring and Ruiz Jnr. couldn’t catch him and that was the fight.
“I assume if Pulev beats Joshua, Joshua will elect the rematch provision. And that would make a second Joshua-Pulev fight and so Tyson would have to look for another opponent.”
Anthony Joshua: Boxing promoter Bob Arum claims Kubrat Pulev will defeat British Nigerian
Anthony Joshua and Kubrat Pulev during their pre-bout conference. Photo: Stu Forster
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Meanwhile, the ‘Gypsy King’ Fury was initially meant to take on Deontay Wilder in a trilogy sometime this year but it has now been postponed till 2021.

He is now scheduled to face-off with the 28-year-old at the Royal Albert Hall in his first fight in the UK in more than two years.

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But the terms of the fight must be consented to by the German who has remained unbeaten in his career having won all 20 of his previous fights with 13 ending in knockouts.

However, earlier reported that Anthony Joshua has expressed his anger towards American boxer Deontay Wilder with the British-Nigerian boxer blasting him for dragging his name to the mud following his comment.

Deontay Wilder recently stated that he got an offer last year to fight Anthony Joshua but he rejected it because he actually wanted to fight Tyson Fury for the second time.

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