Nigerian-born Anthony Joshua knocks out Pulev to retain heavyweight titles

World boxing heavyweight champion Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua knocked out Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev at the SSE Arena in London on Saturday to retain his IBF, WBO and WBA belts.

The 31-year-old Nigerian-born Briton dropped Kubrat Pulev four times before a ninth-round knockout.

As an amateur, he represented England at the 2011 World Championships in the super-heavyweight division, winning a silver medal; he also represented Great Britain at the 2012 Olympics, winning gold.

Anthony is a two-time unified heavyweight champion, having held the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO titles since December 2019 and previously between 2016 and June 2019.

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