Anthony Joshua has warned Kubrat Pulev he’s unlikely to listen to the ultimate bell on Saturday night time of their world heavyweight title combat.
Joshua’s WBA, WBO and IBF belts shall be on the road on the SSE Enviornment in Wembley in simply over 24 hours’ time.
For ‘AJ’ it has been simply over 12 months since he reclaimed his prized possessions with a flawless efficiency towards Andy Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia as he cruised to a choice victory.
Nonetheless, the 2012 Olympic Gold medallist has warned the Bulgarian to not count on to be on the receiving finish of one other boxing masterclass and as an alternative steered he would searching for a end.
Pulev, 39, has tasted defeat simply as soon as in his profession when he was knocked out by the clubbing left hook of Wladimir Klitschko in 2014.
However the champion feels as if he can repeat the Ukrainian’s efficiency by imitating the good Charles ‘Sonny’ Liston.
“Respectfully, I don’t assume he’ll see the ultimate bell,” Joshua instructed Sky Sports activities.
“And when it comes to candy science and the bruiser-type fighter, perhaps we are going to go for extra of a Sonny Liston method.
“He might field effectively, however he was only a heavy-handed heavyweight that would knock you out.
“So it’s not that he was only a bruiser, he simply knew learn how to land his punches – accuracy.
“So, I don’t know; I can field, I can combat. Merge them collectively and also you get a boxer, fighter and that’s what I’m going for.”
Liston wreaked havoc within the heavyweight division and was so fearsome, it was claimed even President John F. Kennedy was intimidated by him.
Nonetheless, the American infamously misplaced his world heavyweight title to 7-1 underdog Cassius Clay in 1964 and by no means reigned once more.