Boxing Promoter Bob says Anthony Joshua’s career as a top fighter will come to an end when he meets Kubrat Pulev because the latter is going to knock him out.
Arum believes Pulev will be Joshua’s next opponent following his recent win over Andy Ruiz Jr.
Joshua produced a boxing masterclass to claim his world heavyweight titles back from Ruiz in Saudi Arabia on December 7, six months after being knocked out by the American-born Mexican.
Now AJ has been ordered by the IBF to defend his strap against mandatory challenger Pulev, the Bulgarian star who pulled out through injury when they were scheduled to meet back in 2017.
And Arum, who promotes Pulev, has tipped his fighter to send Joshua tumbling back down the heavyweight ladder once again.
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“Let me let you in on a secret, you may agree or disagree,” he told talkSPORT.
“But by that time [end of 2020], there ain’t going to be an Anthony Joshua as a top fighter.
“I’ve got a Bulgarian named Pulev who’s going to knock him out in his next fight.
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“I think everyone is in agreement that Pulev will be next.”
It looks like Joshua will have to vacate one of the heavyweight titles he has just reclaimed, with the WBO also ordering him to face Oleksandr Usyk next.
The Ukrainian, who has moved up in weight having become an undisputed cruiserweight champion, could face Derek Chisora next for the vacant belt.Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.