Bob Arum’s makes shocking prediction on Anthony Joshua versus Kubrat Pulev fight

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Saturday, March 21st, 2020 | 0
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Bob Arum, who is promoting Kubrat Pulev (28-1, 14 KOs) for his upcoming fight against heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (23-1, 21 KOs), is convinced his fighter could pull off an upset win.

Joshua, in his latest appearance, showed he can box smart by cleverly outpointing Andy Ruiz Jr. to reclaim the WBA, IBF, IBO and WBO belts, after tasting a stunning knock out defeat in their first fight.

On the other hand, Pulev won both times he fought in 2019: stopping Bogdan Dinu in the seventh round before picking up a unanimous decision win over Rydell Booker in November.

Arun, therefore, believes if Ruiz can do it, Pulev too could do the same to Joshua.

“He [Joshua] has no chin,” Arum told IFL TV of Joshua. “I knew Andy Ruiz prior to his first fight with Joshua. Every one of Ruiz’s fights except the one previous to that was promoted by us.

“So we are experts on Andy Ruiz. We know how good he is, what he lacks, we know he has fast hands, a pretty good chin, but he’s not a knockout guy.

“Trust me, look at his record. He fought a lot of ham & eggers and he couldn’t knock them out.”

However, whether the fight goes ahead as per schedule – at the O2 Arena on June 2 – is doubtful in the wake of recent coronavirus outbreak.

The duo was also scheduled to fight each other in 2017, only for Pulev pull out after injuring his shoulder during sparring.

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