In Saturday night’s match, the 31-year-old British WBA champion, IBF and WBO already outperformed his 39-year-old Bulgarian rival in the first rounds; The mandatory competitor IBF was on the ground in the third stage.
However, he pulled himself together in the sequel, but when the fight seemed to be over, Joshua knocked him out at the end of the ninth round.
Pulev could not stand the countdown.
The two boxers had originally met in October 2017, but then Boliv fell due to a shoulder injury. The Bulgarian once entered the ring for the IBF heavyweight belt, but in 2014 he knocked out Ukrainian Volodymyr Klitschko in the fifth round.
For the match in London – Who fought at Wembley Arena – Restricted access, only 1,000 people were allowed into the hall due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Joshua, who claimed his 25th victory after the defeat, told countryman Tyson Fury, World Boxing Council (WBC) champion, after the battle that he would clash with him next time. The recipient later indicated on Twitter that he was ready for the title match match.