Belts on The Line
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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 8 years, at 33 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 98 less professional rounds, 136 to Pulev's 234.
Joshua vs Pulev form
Anthony Joshua had stopped all of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Wladimir Klitschko on 29th April 2017 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBA Super World Heavyweight and IBF World Heavyweight championship fight at Wembley Stadium, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat Eric Molina on 10th December 2016 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their IBF World Heavyweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
Going into that contest, he had won against Dominic Breazeale on 25th June 2016 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their IBF World Heavyweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London.
Before that, he had beat Charles Martin on 9th April 2016 by knockout in the 2nd round in their IBF World Heavyweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London.
He had defeated Dillian Whyte on 12th December 2015 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their CBC Commonwealth Heavyweight and BBBOC British Heavyweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London.
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 won against 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 won against Bogdan Dinu on 23rd March 2019 by knockout in the 7th round at The Hangar, California.
Going into that contest, he had defeated 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 beat Kevin Johnson on 28th April 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Arena Armeec, Sofia.
He had won against Derek Chisora on 7th May 2016 by split decision in their 12 round contest at Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg, Germany.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Kubrat Pulev had been fighting more than Anthony Joshua.
Going to this contest, Anthony Joshua had last fought 5 years, 7 months and 10 days ago, while Kubrat Pulev's last outing had been 3 years and 1 month ago.
Joshua's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 11 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 30 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6 rounds on average.
Pulev's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 7 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 26 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.
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