Kubrat Pulev told Anthony Joshua to 'remember me'

REVEALED: Kubrat Pulev told Anthony Joshua to ‘remember me’ in the aftermath of the Brit’s ninth-round stoppage of the wily Bulgarian… as veteran’s promotor says 39-year-old is targeting Dillian Whyte bout next

  • Kubrat Pulev’s promotor has revealed what his fighter said to Anthony Joshua 
  • Pulev suffered a ninth-round knockout defeat to the heavyweight champion 
  • The Bulgarian told the Briton to ‘remember me’ for a rematch in the future
  • The 39-year-old veteran is also hoping to take on Dillian Whyte this year 

A defeated Kubrat Pulev told Anthony Joshua ‘remember me’ in the immediate aftermath of the Bulgarian’s loss to the heavyweight champion in a fiery contest at Wembley Arena. 

AJ completed a ninth-round stoppage of the game 39-year-old to move a step closer to a mouthwatering unification bout with arch rival Tyson Fury, having knocked his rival down three times on the way to victory.

Despite being caught with numerous big shots, Pulev was eager and willing to fight fire with fire, with Joshua forced to bide his time before landing the decisive blow in the ninth. 

Kubrat Pulev’s promotor has revealed what his fighter said to Anthony Joshua after their clash

AJ defeated his Bulgarian rival with a ninth round knockout to move closer to a Tyson Fury fight

There had been heated scenes between the pair in the build up to the contest, but that animosity was soon forgotten after the contest ended, with AJ and Pulev smiling and laughing in the centre of the ring.

And Pulev’s co-promoter Ivaylo Gotzev revealed that his fighter suffered a ‘pneumonia stage’ of Covid-19 just weeks before the fight, before lifting the lid on what his fighter said to the world champion.

‘I think what he said was, “Remember me, remember me,”‘ Gotzev told Sky Sports. ‘In other words, what he was leading to was, “Remember me, you will see me again. I’ll come back. I’ll come back and we’ll meet again.”

And Pulev’s co-promotor revealed that Pulev told AJ to ‘remember me’ ahead of a future fight

‘That was, I think the spirit of what he said, and then AJ kind of said what he said. You’ll have to ask him.

‘I cannot speak for AJ, but I know that Kubrat referenced, “Remember me, we shall meet again,” because he knew at that point he was beaten because he didn’t have a full tank.

‘He didn’t really have the power or the strength, nor did he have the sparring that he needed in preparation. Once again, not excuses, just facts, and that’s what happened.’

Ivaylo Gotzev added that the 39-year-old veteran would like to take on Dillian Whyte next

Pulev had previously pulled out of a 2017 showdown with Joshua due to a shoulder injury, and was unwilling to withdraw from his chance at glory this time around, despite contracting the deadly disease.

Gotzev added that, although he turns 40 this year, Pulev has no plans to retire just yet and that the Bulgarian would like to pit his wits against Dillian Whyte. 

‘Dillian Whyte has been very loud in the past talking about Kubrat and Kubrat feels like he is the perfect mouth he wants to shut,’ Gotzev said. ‘That’s a great heavyweight scrap for the future.’ 

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