Anthony Joshua attributes Pulev KO to ‘African power’

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Heavyweight boxer, Anthony Joshua, has ascribed his knockout win over Kubrat Pulev back in December 2020 to “African power.”

Derek Chisora claimed a split decision victory over Bulgarian Pulev at The O2 Arena on Saturday night, to break his unenviable streak of three straight defeats.

Two-time heavyweight champion Joshua had beaten Pulev with a ninth round knockout when they faced off two years ago.

Chisora was heard asking Joshua, “I’m like ‘what the hell did you hit him with?’”

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The two then discussed Joshua’s upcoming rematch with Oleksandr Usyk as he tries to become a three-time heavyweight champion with Chisora saying, “Bro, I’m coming to Saudi with you.”

Joshua added, “I was going to message you. I want you to come, I need you to come.”

Joshua responded, “That African power, bro. That’s what.”

The 45th bout of Chisora’s professional career had been tipped to be his last, but it was the British boxer who landed the better and heavier punches with a brilliant 12th round, enough to clinch the win.

Usyk vs. Joshua will take place on August 20 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.