Today the weigh-in ceremony was held between the unified heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua and the mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev, with a very heated face and where the English had strong words for the Bulgarian.
The problems began when apparently the team of Pulev I was talking others, or at least for the taste of it Joshua and his team, and the champion asked Pulev to talk to his people to calm them down.
Kubrat He flatly refused what Joshua requested and began an intense face-off of back and forth.
They had the final face off, they walked away, but they did not finish saying things, the atmosphere became tense and it was not known if the situation could get out of control, so the security forces present had to intervene.
Finally everything calmed down and both teams left the site where the weigh-in ceremony was held for separate places, but the work team of Pulev I kept screaming against Joshua and your people.
What was said
A video that Sky Sports Boxing placed in his official account Twitter, shows everything that happened.
“You talk too much brother,” he said Joshua to Pulev. “Whoever you’ve been with, these boxers, you need to get it into your head that you have to fight someone like me.”
Pulev he responded fearlessly over and over again: “I respect you, but tomorrow I will show you (that he will beat him).”
Joshua He responded without hesitation: “Tomorrow we are going to war. Don’t come here to open your mouth. At this time, be humble.
AND Pulev he replied, perhaps sarcastically: “Okay, respect, Olympic champion, world champion.”
Anthony He didn’t stay silent about this and replied, “I don’t care about that shit.”
Which had as a consequence that the Bulgarian responded by shouting and seeking to intimidate. “I respect you, but tomorrow I’m going to show you (that he will win), man,” he warned Pulev.
Both ended the face bumping their fists with some aggression, trying to intimidate each other.
👂What sparked the fireworks🧨
– Sky Sports Boxing (@SkySportsBoxing) December 11, 2020
The war of words between Joshua and Pulev extended after the weigh-in
Even though the weigh-in and the face had already finished hot, Anthony Joshua and Kubrat Pulev they met again. This was in later glove review protocols, where the war of intimidation followed.
Pulev I was looking to intimidate Joshua, but the Bulgarian’s gestures ended up making the Englishman laugh, who preferred to bump fists in a friendly way, while Pulev he yelled that he liked her.