IBF mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev might not be a household name but he is next in line against Anthony Joshua. And depending on his performance he will either down as another victim or make a proper name for himself.
Pulev, 36, holds a record of 25 wins (13 KO’s) and only one loss. Notable victories include Dereck Chisora and Samuel Peter. He last fought against Kevin Johnson back in April. His only loss came against none other than Wladimir Klitschko.
His promoter, Kalle Sauerland, strongly believes that the Bulgarian has a legitimate chance based on Joshua’s performance against Klitschko.
“We saw two Anthonys – I saw possibly one of the most sensational heavyweights I have seen in many years, and I also saw a novice at times. If the novice turns up, Pulev will take care of business very easily. If the Anthony Joshua turns up that exploded in round 11 and half of round five, then it’s going to be a difficult night for anyone,” commented Sauerland back a while back in an interview with Sky Sports.
Pulev will most likely fight Joshua on October 28th or November 11th in Cardiff or possibly even in Las Vegas.