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Joshua Faces Bulgarian Boxer Pulev In IBF Bout After Klitschko Retirement

Joshua Faces Bulgarian Boxer Pulev In IBF Bout After Klitschko Retirement

World Boxing Heavy weight Champion Anthony Joshua will face Bulgarian pugilist Kubrat Pulevin in his nextt bout after Wladimir Klitschko announced his retirement from boxing at the age of 41.

Joshua was billed to face Klitschko in a rematch in November after he beat the Ukrainian in the 11th round to defend his International Boxing Federation (IBF), International Boxing Organisation (IBO) and World Boxing Association (WBA) heavyweight titles at Wembley in April, but the Nigerian-born British boxer will now prepare to face Pulev as his mandatory IBF challenger, or risk being stripped of the world championship.

No date has however been set yet for the bout which must hold before December 2.

While Joshua is unbeaten in 18 bouts, Pulev, 36, has a record of 25 wins and one defeat.

 

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