Anthony Joshua placed on the form of show that everybody hoped for when he returned to the ring after 12 months out in opposition to Kubrat Pulev on Saturday.
Joshua put his IBO, IBO, WBA and WBO world titles on the road in opposition to the Bulgarian on the SSE Enviornment and after knocking him down 4 occasions throughout the contest, lastly knocked him out within the tenth spherical.
As quickly as Joshua claimed victory, the primary individual he rant to have fun with was none apart from 50-Zero boxing legend Floyd Mayweather who had taken his place at ringside.
Solely about an hour earlier than the competition the American made his manner into the world and Sky Sports activities introduced his arrival, to the shock of everybody.
Mayweather did a fast interview praising Joshua after which his strategy to ringside. The 2 embraced after the combat and Joshua then returned to the ring to get the official resolution.
it’s understood the pair grew to become pals after spending time collectively in America final 12 months.
Joshua was composed and diligent all through the competition. The Watford-born star asserted his dominance within the battle of the jabs early on and managed the space terrifically in opposition to the sport Pulev.
The 39 12 months outdated Pulev ate Joshua’s photographs early and shot a smile to point out his vigour, however finally AJ’s monster photographs had been an excessive amount of for him to deal with.
In fact, Pulev confirmed terrific chin and coronary heart to rise up from three separate knockdowns by the hands of Joshua, two of which got here in fast succession within the third spherical and he was fortunate to outlive.
Joshua continued to dictate the tempo, although, and when he opened up once more within the tenth and landed one among his trademark uppercuts, Pulev was despatched reeling as soon as extra.
Despite the fact that he answered that depend, Joshua completed him with a fast one-two mixture nearly instantly and regardless of his greatest efforts, Pulev needed to admit defeat.