Kubrat Pulev has revealed that he knows Anthony Joshua’s weaknesses and plans on using them to defeat the WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO champion at the Wembley Stadium this weekend.
The Bulgarian “cobra” heads into fight with Joshua with 28 victories out of 29 games – 14 of which ended in knockouts.
While Joshua claimed 21 of his 23 triumphs via knockouts, his only defeat being against American-Mexican fighter Andy Ruiz Jr.
Pulev told BBC:
“We see a lot of mistakes from Anthony.
“I think these mistakes, and the bad sides, stay. The most important thing is how I perform on Saturday night. When I am good, I beat him well. Right now I feel very good, strong and powerful.
“This fight is not only for me. This fight isn’t just for boxing. It is for all of Bulgaria. Nobody from my country has ever been heavyweight champion of the world.
“I think after this fight I’m going to fight with Tyson Fury. I don’t believe that the Joshua vs Fury fight is going to happen because I will win on Saturday night. I think the world needs a new world champion like me. I am the new world champion.”
Victory for the 39-year-old means he will face Tyson Fury in a dream fight.
Pulev’s only defeat so far was in 2014 when he was knocked out by former champion Wladimir Klitschko.