HomeBoxing NewsKubrat Pulev To Avoid Anthony Joshua Strenghts, Exploit Weeknesses – Gotsev
Kubrat Pulev To Avoid Anthony Joshua Strenghts, Exploit Weeknesses – Gotsev
November 12, 2020
The unified world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua might be making a very mistake at the moment in overlooking his mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev, according to the Bulgarian’s Manager Ivaylo Gotsev.
Gotsev believes Joshua is not focusing on the big task in Kubrat Pulev but looking forward to an all British unification fight with WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.
The fight which was planned for June got postponed due to the Corona Virus Pandemic and they will both share the ring on December 12 in the UK.
“We are only focused on AJ. You could call it a mistake or call it being green, to overlook the opponent that is in front of you. In 30 years in boxing, I’ve seen too many things go wrong when you look too far ahead. There is only one fight in the world for us – AJ vs Pulev,” Gotsev told Sky Sports.
Pulev, who has been able to accumulate a huge streak of wins which include wins over Derek Chisora and Hughie Fury since his first professional career loss to former heavyweight king Wladimir Klitschko, will be taking another attempt at world titles and this time will hope to final get crowned.
Gotsev sees Joshua as a different fighter since his first professional career loss to Andy Ruiz, which saw him loss the IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO world heavyweight titles to Ruis. Joshua reclaimed the titles in their rematch with a unanimous decision.
“He has seen styles before like AJ’s,” Gotsev insisted. “AJ is a great specimen who punches very hard and is very athletic but he has holes too. He isn’t the complete package. Pulev can avoid the strengths and exploit the weaknesses.
“AJ showed [he is a different boxer] in his second fight with Ruiz Jr when he just ran around. His last fight showed who AJ really is. Kubrat is a different type of challenge. AJ must make a lot of adjustments from facing a short, heavy guy to someone whose footwork is one of his best assets and who is the same size.”