Ivaylo Gotsev (Pulev’s Manager) Speaking to Sky Sports
Anthony Joshua vs Kubrat Pulev on December 12th the UK.
“We are only focused on AJ. You could call it a mistake or call it being green, to overlook the opponent that is in front of you. In 30 years in boxing, I’ve seen too many things go wrong when you look too far ahead. There is only one fight in the world for us – AJ vs Pulev.
“He has seen styles before like AJ’s. AJ is a great specimen who punches very hard and is very athletic but he has holes too. He isn’t the complete package. Pulev can avoid the strengths and exploit the weaknesses.
“AJ showed [he is a different boxer] in his second fight with Ruiz Jr when he just ran around. His last fight showed who AJ really is. Kubrat is a different type of challenge. AJ must make a lot of adjustments from facing a short, heavy guy to someone whose footwork is one of his best assets and who is the same size.”