- Kubrat Pulev seems to be playing mind games ahead of his heavyweight showdown against Anthony Joshua
- The Bulgarian will square-up against the two-time world champion for a title shot
- ‘The Cobra’ vows to expose the British-Nigerian boxer for a second time
Bulgarian professional boxer Kubrat Pulev has expressed confidence that he will defeat reigning WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO champion Anthony Joshua when they face-off on December 12.
The much anticipated bout between both boxers is billed to hold at the O2 Arena in the United Kingdom and Pulev is already talking tough ahead of the showdown.
Pulev claims having seen several fights of Joshua, the Brit does not possess enough mental toughness.
While admitting that Joshua has a good style and further branding him a ‘good specimen', Pulev stressed that Joshua does not have enough mental strength to fight him.
He told Marc Gatford via Betway Insider:
"I have been watching his fights carefully. He has a good style and he is a good specimen, but he has not shown any mental toughness.
"Yes, he has skills, but he hasn't shown the mental strength. This is something from within, in the blood of a man, and he does not have it.
"Whatever mental toughness he’s got, I know I'm the harder person. This is the difference - my toughness will prevail."
Nicknamed ‘The Cobra’, the Bulgarian has so far won 28 of his 29 previous fights including 14 KOs, with his only loss coming in 2014 to former heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko.
Asked where the fight against Joshua will be won and lost, he added:
"This is going to be a mind game and a chess game for as long as it lasts – a master chess game – but the only difference is the end is going to come like lightning.
"I can tell the fans that I will expose AJ again and prove they have been idolising the wrong guy. I will expose him to the world for a second time.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that 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.
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