Joshua vs Pulev

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  • Joshua vs Pulev
  • 23-1-0 28-1-0
  • Potential : Saturday 12th December 2020
  • O2 Arena, London, UK
  • WBA Super World Heavyweight Championship
  • IBF World Heavyweight Championship
  • WBO World Heavyweight Championship
  • 12 Round Contest @ Heavyweight
  • TKO 10UD 12TKO 7TKO 7UD 12 < form SD 12UD 12UD 12KO 7UD 10 <
  • Tape
  • 30 age 39
  • 6' 6" / 198cm height 6' 4" / 194cm
  • 81.9" / 208cm reach 79.9" / 203cm
  • Orthodox (r) stance Orthodox (r)
  • full record
  • 23 wins 28
  • 21 by ko 14
  • 91% Ko% 50%
  • 1 Losses 1
  • 1 Stopped 1
  • 0 draws 0
  • 2013 Debut 2009
  • 103 Pro rds 203
  • current rankings @ Heavyweight
  • 1 The Ring 10
  • WBA 11
  • WBC
  • WBO 4
  • IBF 1

Joshua vs Pulev Info

Anthony Joshua could face Kubrat Pulev in Saturday 12th December 2020 at O2 Arena in London.

The fight would be contested over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which means there would be no weight limit.

The contest would be for the unified heavyweight championship of the world, with the WBA, IBF & WBO belts on the line.

Joshua would be defending IBF World Heavyweight Championship for the first time. He won this belt against Andy Ruiz Jr in December 2019. He has held this belt for 9 months and 15 days.

He would be defending WBO World Heavyweight Championship for the first time. He won this belt against Andy Ruiz Jr in December 2019. He has held this title for 9 months and 15 days.

Also, on the line would be his WBA Super World Heavyweight Championship defence for the first time. He won this belt against Andy Ruiz Jr in December 2019. He has been recognised as this champion for 9 months and 15 days.

Joshua vs Pulev stats

Anthony Joshua would step into the ring with a record of 23 wins and 1 loss, 21 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Kubrat Pulev would make his way to the ring with a record of 28 wins and 1 loss, with 14 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggest Joshua would have a massive power advantage over Pulev, boosting at 91% knock out percentage over Pulev's 50%.

Anthony Joshua is the younger man by 9 years, at 30 years old.

Joshua has a height advantage of 2 inches over Pulev. This also extends to a 2-inch reach advantage.

Both Anthony Joshua & Kubrat Pulev fight out of an orthodox stance.

Joshua is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 5 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 4 year later than Pulev, who’s first professional fight was in 2009. He has fought 100 less professional rounds, 103 to Pulev's 203.

Anthony Joshua goes into the fight ranked number 1 by the RING in the heavyweight division.

Kubrat Pulev is currently ranked number 11 by the WBA, 4 by the WBO, 1 by the IBF and 10 by the RING in the heavyweight division.

Joshua vs Pulev form

Joshua has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight, he beat Andy Ruiz Jr on 7th December 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Heavyweight, WBA Super World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Diriyah Arena, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Andy Ruiz Jr on 1st June 2019 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBA Super World Heavyweight, IBF World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.

Going into that contest, he had beat Alexander Povetkin on 22nd September 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their IBF World Heavyweight, WBA Super World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Wembley Stadium, London, United Kingdom.

Before that, he had won against Joseph Parker on 31st March 2018 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Heavyweight, WBA Super World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Principality Stadium, Cardiff.

He had beat Carlos Takam on 28th October 2017 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their IBF World Heavyweight and WBA Super World Heavyweight championship fight at Principality Stadium, Wales.

Pulev has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 4 times.

In his last fight, he defeated Rydell Booker on 9th November 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Chukchansi Park, California, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Bogdan Dinu on 23rd March 2019 by knockout in the 7th round at The Hangar, California.

Going into that contest, he had won against Hughie Fury on 27th October 2018 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Heavyweight eliminator fight at Arena Armeec, Sofia, Bulgaria.

Before that, he had defeated Kevin Johnson on 28th April 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Arena Armeec, Sofia.

He had beat Dereck Chisora on 7th May 2016 by split decision in their 12 round contest at Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg, Germany.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Anthony Joshua has been fighting more than Kubrat Pulev.

Anthony Joshua last fought 9 months and 15 days ago, while Kubrat Pulev's last outing was 10 months and 13 days ago.

Joshua's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years 1 month and 9 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.6 rounds on average.

Pulev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years 6 months and 2 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 53 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.6 rounds on average.

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