It is good to see the British champion gain his confidence back after his rematch with Andy Ruiz. Joshua just fought his own style where he won most parts of the fight. His signature move which led to his win was his volume uppercuts.
Anthony Joshua had an electrifying entrance to start the show. In the third round, Joshua started to step on the gas pedal and landed huge bombs that led to Pulev covering up gave out his back.
The referee then gave him a standing 10 count to recover. Joshua was looking to finish the night early and knocked down Pulev once more in the same round but Pulev is known for his toughness and still stood up.
Pulev had no answer to Joshua’s flurry of punches and was always clipped with the uppercut. The uppercut was a thing of beauty, there was one sequence where Joshua threw three uppercuts in a row and Pulev just couldn’t answer.
Joshua clipped Pulev with an uppercut in the 9th round that led to the end of Pulev. He did recover a bit and was able to stand up before the 10 counts, then Joshua threw a straight punch that sealed the deal.
After his successful win, Joshua climbed down to talk with fellow boxer Floyd Mayweather. Both exchanged good conversations and Mayweather congratulated him before leaving the arena.
Joshua showed that he improved his game much better. He does not burn himself out anymore going for the knockout immediately. He fought technical and picked his shots patiently. He learned from his Ruiz loss to stay patient and not brawl to finish the fight early.
As Joshua successfully defends his belts, the only fight that fans really want to see is Fury vs Joshua for the title unification. The question will be if it happens, when?
It is no question that the fans want to see the fight and both fighters have called each other out. Fury tweeted after Joshua’s fight about being ready and should set up the fight.
— TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) December 12, 2020
On Joshua’s side, he is also interested in unifying the belts but the fight will come he said. It still depends on the promoters, teams, and the boxing commission board to identify the next mandatory challengers.
If the fight happens, it will be without a doubt the biggest fight in British boxing history. Both are British heavyweight champions and are looking to clash and make the only undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.
Had Wilder and Joshua clashed earlier, it would have been also one of the biggest fights to make, prior to Joshua losing to Ruiz. Wilder and Joshua were both undefeated champions but unfortunately, the fight never happened due to disagreement of fighter pays.