Look for Joshua to defend against ibf 1 pulev

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  1. lufcrazy

    lufcrazy requiescat in pace Full Member

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    Destroys Pulev, gets destroyed by Usyk, Fury or Wilder.
     
  2. MrFoFody

    MrFoFody Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Pulev already refused to enforce his previous mandatory against Joshua , Pulev don't want that smoke...
     
  3. daverobin

    daverobin Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Guys usyk is busy with chisora and he doesn’t deserve a title shot off Chazz Witherspoon !! Wbo won’t strip aj at this point so look for aj v pulev in the uk
     
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  4. Mr Icaman

    Mr Icaman 29-0 WBC Peoples Champ + Lineal Full Member

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    I'm not sure about the tooth fairy but if these guys are all stiffs then they will more likely be fighting Wilder next up..
     
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  5. MorvidusStyle

    MorvidusStyle Active Member Full Member

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    I don't know. If Joshua is going to be even more safety first now, Pulev might pose problems. If he wants to have a boxing match with Pulev then that's to Pulev's advantage. Remember Wlad said when this fight was announced before that Pulev has more skill, Joshua more powerful. Of course Pulev is a bit older now. But Joshua is also more cautious.

    Up until the other day on this forum Joshua was going to get outboxed by Ruiz because Ruiz had so much more experience and skill. Now the gold medallist amateur Pulev, more skilled than jelly belly, can't hang at all with Joshua? I think this fight is interesting just to see what Pulev can do, and particularly now that Joshua is terrified of losing. Obviously Fury/Wilder/Usyk are better fights, but there are going to be inbetweeners.
     
  6. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Hmm? that's why he's fighting Pulev?, he's a prime fighter ? Hearns ain't risking his goose with a wolf.
     
  7. WhataRock

    WhataRock Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Pulev as a challenger to Joshua is worthless.
    I say drop the belt..if he is good enough he can win the vacant against Kownacki, then maybe it's a worthwhile fight.
    Usyk you can sell.
    My ideal scenario is Joshua-Whyte with Chisora-Usyk supporting, then see who comes out on top of that.

    Then again fast Eddie might go for it because he can pay Pulev in Tesco vouchers.
     
  8. sauhund II

    sauhund II Well-Known Member Full Member

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    LOL, so basically fighting stiffs and a complete novice at Heavy on UK soil.....yeah what a plan.......this is going to be worse than the K brothers era and I thought that would be difficult to replicate.
     
  9. Bollywooden

    Bollywooden Boxing Addict Full Member

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    People crapping on Pulev, why? Who has he lost to?

    Klitschko, that's it.
     
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  10. jmb1356

    jmb1356 Member Full Member

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    Half of his best wins are faded old fighters.
     
  11. Bollywooden

    Bollywooden Boxing Addict Full Member

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    All of Wilder's best wins are faded old fighters who weren't as good as Joshua's older opponents (Klit, Povetkin) in first place.
     
  12. Brixton Bomber

    Brixton Bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Joshua smokes him, bad.

    Pulev has no power, so it will look like the Wlad fight.

    Hopefully this happens for a number of reasons...

    1) It's a decent name on AJ's resume
    2) Pulev (and Sasha) is from the last generation. So AJ would have cleaned house, effectively.
    3) Someone needs to retire Pulev. The man won't face anyone decent, so hopefully he gets removed from the current mix.
     
  13. MrFoFody

    MrFoFody Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Might as well get rid of the old trash mandatory (Pulev) 1st before trying to run the gauntlet of Fury & Wilder with a little bit of Usyk In between.
     
  14. Dan Jamson

    Dan Jamson New Member Full Member

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    I see Joshua taking on Pulev in April with Usyk facing Chisora in a PPV fight in Feb or March.

    Remember, the 180 day mandatory deadline can be extended so long as the fighters are in negotiations for a deal.

    Then maybe Wembley in August for Joshua vs Usyk.

    This could change if the Fury/Wilder winners are serious about facing AJ instead.
     
  15. lordlosh

    lordlosh Well-Known Member Full Member

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    AJ vs Pulev will be the right fight for Joshua. He need a fight like that to bring his confidence back to 100% level.
    Pulev will be a good fight for Joshua to shine and KO him in the region of 5-7 round.
    Pulev has no power, but is decent boxer, so this will be a good match.
    If Joshua decide to take on Usyk, this will be mistake. Pulev will get a free pass and fight Kownacki and if he win he will keep that belt as a hostage, just like Wilder is doing. If Pulev win the title, he will fight only tomato cans and this is 100% sure.
    Usyk on the other hand is promoted by Hearn, so it will be easy fight to be arrange.
    If Joshua needs to drop the title, its best in his interest, to drop WBO belt, not the IBF.
     


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