Pulev to teach Joshua a lesson

12 October 2017 03:57:43 EST
Joshua will put his IBF and WBA titles on the line against Pulev.

Kubrat Pulev believes he has the necessary experience to expose the flaws in Anthony Joshua as he gets set to challenge him for his world heavyweight titles.

The Bulgarian will get his second shot at becoming a world champion on 28th October at Cardiff's Principality Stadium when he steps in to the ring with the undefeated AJ.

Pulev is 10/1 to come out on top, while Joshua is 1/40 to hand the 36-year-old just the second defeat of his professional career.

The only other loss for the Cobra came the last time he challenged for a world title in 2014, Wladimir Klitschko knocking him out in five rounds to retain the IBF and Ring heavyweight straps.

Pulev has slowly rebuilt his career since then to become the mandatory challenger to Joshua and feels his defeat to Klitschko has made his a better fighter.

"I don't just say I learnt this or that from the Klitschko fight. I learnt many things," Pulev told Sky Sports.

"From one loss, a man learns more than when he wins.

"When you win you think you are the number one and nothing more is needed. A loss makes you do more and more.

"I see now that I was not ready for Klitschko, maybe I was too young, but now my preparation is much better, I feel stronger and I am ready."

Joshua will be looking to move to 20-0 when he faces Pulev having recorded the biggest victory of his career to date when he stopped Klitschko at Wembley in April and is 1/8 to defeat Pulev via KO.

Despite having proven himself to be the top heavyweight in boxing right now, Pulev believes he can expose any flaws in the Brit, warning him not to become over confident.

"I watch Joshua more than I do any other boxer.

"I see what he does well and see what he does badly - I study him.

"Everyone must learn more, whether it's myself, 'AJ' or anyone else. When one man says that he knows everything, he is lying."

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