Joshua eager to prove he is "the king of the ring".

Anthony Joshua with a huge claim ahead of Kubrat Pulev fight

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Anthony Joshua is about to return to the ring next month, when he will face IBF mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev.

Joshua seems to be eager to fight and plans to show Pulev he is the undisputed 'king of the ring' when they clash in Cardiff on October 28.

Joshua will defend his WBA and IBF world heavyweight titles against the challenger Pulev at the Principality Stadium, and the British heavyweight champion is eager to put on a show while extending his smashing record to 20-0.

However, AJ looks calm and collected, feet on the ground, as he acknowledges the threat Pulev poses.

Heavyweight division's brightest star told Sky Sports News: "I think he's very very talented. I think he's an Olympic bronze medalist which shows he has the pedigree. He's a star in his own country, he's like a king in Bulgaria. He'll want to give a good account of himself."

Indeed, the Bulgarian, known as "The Cobra", is a national hero, one of the best sportsmen in Bulgaria.

In fact, he is not an Olympic medalist, his brother Tervel Pulev is. However, Kubrat won the bronze on both European and World championships.

Joshua is sure that no matter what people say, Pulev is a strong contender and will show up even stronger on October 28.

"No matter what I watch on YouTube, they always seem to bring 20 to 30 per cent more when they come to face me in the ring. I've got to be prepared for a hungry and ferocious Pulev."


'The Cobra', took on Wladimir Klitschko for the same belt back in November 2014 and suffered his only loss so far.

Joshua plans to make them two and extend his winning streak.

"I think I'm gonna show him I'm the bully in the ring and I am the king of boxing." he declared.

"If I can, I'd like to secure my 20th victory with my 20th knockout." 

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