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‘Pulev still keen on Joshua fight’

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KUBRAT Pulev’s promoter has said his fighter is still keen on fighting IBF, WBA and IBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, The Sun reports.

Bulgarian Pulev pulled out of his scheduled bout with Joshua in October with a shoulder injury just 11 days before the fight.

But he still wants a shot at the world title, says Nisse Sauerland.

He said: “Yes, of course. I don’t know if Joshua still wants it.

“It’s a big fight for Pulev, anyone fighting against Joshua is now.

“He’s eclipsed the world champion boxer, eclipsed the heavyweight world champions, he’s a world superstar.”

The duo were set to fight in Cardiff in October before the Bulgarian was forced to pull out through injury.

Talking up his man Pulev, Sauerland insisted the eastern European is still one of the best heavyweights on the planet.

He added,  “He’s still, I would say, (one of the) top three or four heavyweights out there at the moment. So the AJ fight is not forgotten.

After Pulev’s withdrawal Joshua went on to fight his number three IBF mandatory Carlos Takam winning the fight via a stoppage in the 10th round.

But the star is now back preparing for a ring return. return.

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