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WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight titles
Anthony Joshua v Kubrat Pulev
Professional Boxing Match
The SSE Arena
Saturday, 12 December 2020
Kubrat Pulev will be looking to cause an upset by defeating Unified WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO world champion Anthony Joshua on December 12.
The Bulgarian star is a former IBF International heavyweight champion having held the title between 2011 and 2013.
Pulev also held the European heavyweight title twice between 2012 and 2016 having defeated Derek Chisora, Alexander Dimitrenko and Alexander Ustinov during his reign.
Nicknamed the Cobra, Pulev challenged once for the unified world heavyweight title in 2014.
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The Cobra took on Ukrainian legend Wladimir Klitschko for the IBF, and The Ring heavyweight titles in Germany.
Pulev suffered three knockdowns en route to being knocked out in round five by a devastating left hook.
Since then the Cobra has held the WBA Inter-Continental heavyweight and won vacant European heavyweight titles.
Furthermore, Pulev is ranked as the world's ninth-best active heavyweight by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board.
The 39-year-old became the mandatory challenger for IBF heavyweight title after defeating British boxer Hughie Fury via a 12 round unanimous decision in October 2018.
Victories over Bogdan Dinu and Rydell Booker followed and he is now set to face Joshua and he is brimming with confidence.
"We see a lot of mistakes from Anthony," said Pulev, who believes he can expose Joshua's flaws.
"A lot of bad sides to him. I think these mistakes, and the bad sides, stay. The most important thing is how I perform on Saturday night.
"When I am good, I beat him well. Right now I feel very good, strong and powerful."
Form Guide (Last Five Fights)
Joshua: W, L, W, W, W
Pulev: W, W, W, W, W
Professional Fight Records
Joshua: 24 fights, 23 wins, 1 loss, 21 KOs
Pulev: 29 fights, 28 wins, 1 loss, 14 KOs
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