Joshua-Pulev Undercard Gets Its First World Title Fight

The stage is set for Anthony Joshua and Kubrat Pulev on October 28th.

The two heavyweights will headline as The Bulgarian Pulev tries to upset boxing biggest heavyweight star today.

Promoter Eddie Hearn has promised, and fans are also demanding, a big undercard for the show. Names such as Dillian Whyte, Ohara Davies, and Joshua Buatsi are being thrown around.

According to a report by Sky Sports, the first World title fight for the undercard has been made official.

The WBA World super-flyweight belt will be on the line when champion Kal Yafai defends his title against Japan’s Sho Ishida.

The challenger Ishida (24-0, 13 KO’s) has no losses to his record and is currently on a two fight knockout win streak. This will his first ever professional bout outside of Japan.

For Yafai, this will be his second title defence and a second against a Japanese fighter in a row. In his last fight, the WBA champion defeated Suguru Muranaka via unanimous decision last May.

The champion is excited to fight on the big stage for the first time and he will try to steal the show.

“I can’t wait to walk out in front of that many people,” Told Yafai to Sky Sports.

The long walk to the ring might be a nervous journey for some, but not for Yafai.

“Walking into the ring with your world title belt is one thing but the longer the ringwalk, the better it is for me. I will enjoy it,” he said.

Yafai realises that the crowd will be waiting for Joshua but he will do his best to get some of that spotlight.

“It’s harder when you’re on the same bill as Joshua, but of course I want to steal the show. It’s a pay-per-view show, I want to make sure I treat people watching it on Sky Sports Box Office and in the stadium,” commented Yafai.

Despite not being able to stop his last two opponents, Yafai promises a knockout this time around.

“I want to put on a really impressive performance. I am going to knock Ishida out.”


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