Dec 12 2020
Saturday

Wembley Arena, London, United Kingdom

12 rounds contest
@ Heavyweight
23-1-0
KO 9
KO 9
28-1-0

Belts on The Line

WBA Super World Heavyweight Championship
WBO World Heavyweight Championship
IBF World Heavyweight Championship

The tape

31
Age
40
6' 6" / 198 cm
Height
6' 4" / 194 cm
81.9" / 208 cm
Reach
79.9" / 203 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

TKOTKOUDTKOTKO
Form
KOUDUDTKOSD
23
Wins
28
21
By KO
14
91
KO%
50
1
Loses
1
0
Draws
0
2013
Debut
2009

Tape rankings @ Heavyweight

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The Ring
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WBA
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WBC
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WBO
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IBF
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Anthony Joshua vs Kubrat Pulev report

Who won Joshua vs Pulev?

Anthony Joshua beat Kubrat Pulev by knockout in the 9th round on Saturday 12th December 2020 at Wembley Arena in London.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.

This contest was for the unified heavyweight championship of the world, with the WBA, WBO & IBF belts on the line.

Also, on the undercard Hughie Fury was victorious over Mariusz Wach, Lawrence Okolie beat Nikodem Jezewski, Kieron Conway defeated Macaulay McGowan and Florian Marku was victorious over Jamie Stewart.

Joshua vs Pulev stats

Anthony Joshua stepped into the ring with a record of 23 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 21 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Kubrat Pulev made his way to the ring with a record of 28 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 14 of those wins by knock out.

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

Anthony Joshua was the younger man by 9 years, at 31 years old.

Joshua had a height advantage of 2 inches over Pulev. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.

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

Joshua was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 5 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 4 year later than Pulev, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 88 less professional rounds, 124 to Pulev's 212.

Joshua vs Pulev form

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

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Kubrat Pulev on 12th December 2020 by knockout in the 9th round in their WBA Super World Heavyweight, WBO World Heavyweight and IBF World Heavyweight championship fight at Wembley Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had 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.

Going into that contest, 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.

Before that, he had won against 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.

He had beat 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.

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

In his last fight before this contest, he had 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.

Hehad 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 activity leading into the fight, Anthony Joshua had been fighting more than Kubrat Pulev.

Going to this contest, Anthony Joshua had last fought 9 months and 15 days ago, while Kubrat Pulev's last outing had been 1 year, 10 months and 18 days ago.

Joshua's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 47 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.4 rounds on average.

Pulev's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 4 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 53 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.6 rounds on average.

What time did Joshua vs Pulev start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM GMT at Wembley Arena, London, United Kingdom, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.

Who broadcast Joshua vs Pulev?

Joshua vs Pulev was broadcast on Sky Box Office HD in the UK, while the fight was broadcast in the United States by DAZN.

What were the odds on Joshua vs Pulev?

Anthony Joshua was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Kubrat Pulev made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.

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