Anthony Joshua (WBA, IBF, WBO & IBO) vs. Kubrat Pulev

Joshua vs. Pulev Winner and How?

  • Anthony Joshua Stoppage

    Votes: 13 61.9%
  • Anthony Joshua Decision

    Votes: 5 23.8%
  • Kubrat Pulev Decision

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Kubrat Pulev Stoppage

    Votes: 3 14.3%

  • Total voters
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Jun 6, 2012
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IMO, Chisora is a worthless fight for Usyk. I'm predicting Chisora will get dominated like he usually does against a guy that doesn't stand and trade with him. It won't answer any questions about Usyk.
Yeh, this.
 
Jun 6, 2012
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I know what you are saying, but it gets him another fight at heavy against a guy that's not too big. It would also be pretty fun to watch.


Additionally, It would sell well in the UK, both guys are popular and well known.

Parker - Usyk is a higher level fight, but it doesn't have the same ready made audience. So couldn't be ppv. Would be a good chief support fight to Joshua or Whyte though.
He's fought a lot of big heavyweights in the WBSS, I dont think he has any questions to answer in that regard.

You're right about the saleability of the fight though. And that's what is driving Hearn rather than any inclination to improve Usyk as a heavyweight.

There's 10 better fights at the weight. And I'm a Chisora fan.
 
Jun 4, 2013
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I know what you are saying, but it gets him another fight at heavy against a guy that's not too big. It would also be pretty fun to watch.


Additionally, It would sell well in the UK, both guys are popular and well known.

Parker - Usyk is a higher level fight, but it doesn't have the same ready made audience. So couldn't be ppv. Would be a good chief support fight to Joshua or Whyte though.
I doubt it. The build-up would be better than the actual fight. Pulev/Chisora wasn't fun to watch.
 

Hkbrit

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He's fought a lot of big heavyweights in the WBSS, I dont think he has any questions to answer in that regard.

You're right about the saleability of the fight though. And that's what is driving Hearn rather than any inclination to improve Usyk as a heavyweight.

There's 10 better fights at the weight. And I'm a Chisora fan.
Can you tell me what other big heavyweights he fought other than Joyce. I rate Joyce as terrible but if he beat better super heavies that'd be very interesting
 
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Can you tell me what other big heavyweights he fought other than Joyce. I rate Joyce as terrible but if he beat better super heavies that'd be very interesting
He fought Pulev for one
How the fuck is someone who has had almost 400 fights going to learn anything from fighting another bum at heavyweight
 
Jul 6, 2019
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I doubt it. The build-up would be better than the actual fight. Pulev/Chisora wasn't fun to watch.
Agreed, Chisora is horrible to watch in the wrong match ups. Pulev, Fury, Kabayel, and Gashi were stinkers.

I think this would be different however. Usyk doesn't have the size or the mindset to keep Chisora on the end of the jab for 12 rounds.

He usually fights on the front foot, applying pressure, and throwing, and taking, a lot of shots.

Now I'm not saying Chisora will land as much as Bredis, (or that Usyk will take as many risks), but when he does throw he will swing for the fences. I personally will enjoy seeing if he can land, watching Usyk evade him, and seeing if Usyk can counter and hurt him.

It's an intriguing match up for me.
 
Jul 6, 2019
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Surely not?

Doing a tour of all the despotic regimes in the middle east? This time with added missiles?

I supose off the money is right, but this is a much bigger risk than Saudi imo.

I'm going to guess this is a negotiating tactic from Pulev. He does seem to have some money behind him, and this could end up anywhere if Hearn/AJ don't put their hands on their pockets.
 

Hkbrit

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Surely not?

Doing a tour of all the despotic regimes in the middle east? This time with added missiles?

I supose off the money is right, but this is a much bigger risk than Saudi imo.

I'm going to guess this is a negotiating tactic from Pulev. He does seem to have some money behind him, and this could end up anywhere if Hearn/AJ don't put their hands on their pockets.
AJ dusts pulev off anywhere in the world of his team want to waste money taking it to turkey, well I've always enjoyed doner kebabs so I'll be there.
 
Jul 6, 2019
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Will be happy if they they have reached agreements with Pulev and Uysk.

Not so happy it's that far off though, it means Usyk won't get his shot till the end of the year.

I know Joshua only fights twice a year, and they will have to wait for a stadium, but this really could happen sooner. Even if it's outwith the UK.
 
Jan 22, 2020
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Another extension request has been placed with the IBF for continuing negotiations between AJ and Pulev. The already rescheduled deadline of January 31 has now been shifted to February 14.
 

Hkbrit

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AJ will continue to do the ungreatful idiots of GB proud. Long after Fury has been flattened he will continue to single handedly carry the hopes of British boxing
 

DB Cooper

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May 17, 2013
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According to Hearn : "The main issue we have is Pulev wants to make as much money for the fight as he can".

Well fucking shame on him!