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  • Updated: May 21, 2020

Kubrat Pulev Sends 'Strong Warning' To Anthony Joshua


Kubrat Pulev, the IBF’s mandatory challenger, has told heavyweight boxing champion of the world, Anthony Joshua, to either fight him or vacate the belt.

AllNews reports that the 39-year-old veteran from Bulgaria was scheduled to challenge 'AJ' for the WBA, IBF, IBO, WBO world titles on June 20 in London, UK. But the fight was shifted due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

There has been a lot of talk that Deontay Wilder should take a step-aside fee from WBC champion Tyson Fury - in order to set the immediate stage for a full unification between Brits, Fury and Joshua.

Pulev explains that he stepped aside once already, when he allowed Joshua and Andy Ruiz to have their December rematch.

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Now, he wants his inescapable title shot - whether or not Joshua is ready to face him.

And The Cobra says there is no discussion to be held over a step-aside plan.

“I wouldn’t accept it,” said Pulev to Yahoo Sports recently.

“I did it once when I didn’t have to do it for him (Joshua) to have his second match against Ruiz Jr. Everything was against IBF’s rules, but I compromised.”

“Enough is enough. I can’t understand why we are still postponing instead of fixing a date and venue and getting to work? I can’t wait to win this fight.

"I see how people are afraid of me and are trying to face someone else before me. That’s not how a real world champion should act.

“Even Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield are coming back to the game to show that they are real warriors, not like him.

"A year has passed, and they always have a reason to postpone, not to fight against me.

"There are two options. You either fight or vacate the title.”

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