Kubrat Pulev has stated his ambition of becoming a star like Hristo Stoichkov in Bulgaria after beating Anthony Joshua on Saturday’s showdown.

Boxing fans all over the world will be expecting the epic fight between the duo who have lost only one fight each, today at The SSE Arena, London.

Only 1000 fans will be attending the fight in accordance with the COVID-19 guidelines in the UK.

Hristo Stoichkov is considered Bulgaria’s greatest footballer of all time, considering his achievements during his time on the pitch.

Pulev believes that he can also get the same accolade if he should beat Anthony Joshua in his coming battle.

“He is my friend, Stoichkov, he is a good man and a very good guy. I know most of the famous people in Bulgaria.

“He is a good friend because we have one restaurant and he lives near it and every time when he is in Bulgaria, he calls me and we sit and eat together, joke together.

“Will I be as big a star as him if I win? Yes. In my country, for sure.”