Joshua vs. Pulev Full Fight Card Weights
SSE Arena at Wembley
Anthony Joshua (23-1, 21KOs) 240.8 vs. Kubrat Pulev (28-1, 14KOs) 239.7
(WBA/IBF/WBO Heavyweight Titles)
Lawrence Okolie (14-0, 11KOs) 199.8 vs. Nikodem Jezewski (19-0-1, 9KOs) 199.7
Hughie Fury (24-3, 14KOs) 247.3 vs. Mariusz Wach (36-6, 19KOs) 274.35
Martin Bakole (15-1, 12KOs) 251.4 vs. Sergey Kuzmin (15-1, 11KOs; 1ND) 258.45
Kieron Conway (15-1-1, 3KOs), 160 vs. Macaulay McGowan (14-1-1, 3KOs) 158.45
Florian Marku (7-0, 5KOs), 146.95 vs. Jamie Stewart (2-0, 0KOs) 145.9
Qais Ashfa (8-1, 3KOs), 124.2 vs. Ashley Lane (14-9-2, 1KO), 122.4
Kubrat Pulev: “Olympic champion, world champion. I respect him so much, but I’m a better boxer and tomorrow I show him,” Pulev said to Sky Sports. “That’s what I tell him, ‘Because I’m amazing’. I think he didn’t like that.
“This is not my motivation, but I just wanted to tell him, because I’m much better than him and I’m amazing. Amazing boxing, amazing style, I’ll show the whole world tomorrow that I am much better than him. That’s it, easy. I don’t hate him, or something bad, no. I tell him three times, four times, five times, I respect him. Yesterday he said he was hungry. This is not true. He don’t need to fight with me, but I respect that he takes this fight.”
Eddie Hearn: “That was probably the most intense weigh-in I’ve seen in Anthony Joshua’s career so far,” Hearn said.
“Pulev was goading him while he walked up the stairs, goading him from the scales. He just reacted and he was ready to go right there. Both guys in great shape, both guys came in optimal weight. You have a classic heavyweight world championship fight tomorrow night and now with even more spite, even more importance.
“It was cold. Sometimes you drag a fighter off the scales and they are shaking from a head-to-head with adrenaline. This was cold. Pulev kept saying to him, ‘I’m better than you, I will show you tomorrow night.’ AJ didn’t like it, he wanted to say his bit back and he said, ‘Tomorrow night I’ll humble you and I will knock you out.'”
Hughie Fury: “I believe I’m ready for these fights. I’m very confident and I’ve been working hard. It’s going to be a good fight. Wach hasn’t fought anybody like me, and I’m looking forward to it.
“I can box him or knock him out. I believe in myself truly. The main thing is getting the win and putting a show on. I believe I belong at world level and I’m going to take over. Mark my words,” Fury said.
Mariusz Wach: “I’ve had all these opponents say this before. I’m in some of the best shape of my career and I will win on Saturday. It will be a very difficult fight for both of us. The opponent is much younger and I will fight my way to the title. I want to stop him,” Wach said.
Kieran Conway: “I’m massively focused. I always look at what’s in front of me, and I’m here to do a job.
“Fair play to Macaulay for stepping in on short notice, but I’ll fight fire with fire if I have to.
“I think there is a statement needed from me, and this is the perfect place to do it. He’s delusional saying he’s going to knock me out, and I’ll overwhelm him on the night.”
Macaulay McGowan: “Life is about being resilient and bouncing back. People think I can’t do it, I don’t care what anybody thinks. I’m coming to win.
“I’m not going to sit here and say I’ll come for anything different. I’m coming for a war. I’m here to entertain.
“I’ve stepped in on a week’s notice and I need to make a statement and do what I do best. I wouldn’t have taken the fight if I didn’t think I could win.”
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