GOOD MORNING BOXING FANS
Kubrat Pulev loves the very fact individuals are speaking about Anthony Joshua’s 2021 showdown with Tyson Fury — and never their conflict on Saturday.
AJ is placing his WBA, IBF and WBO world heavyweight titles on the road in opposition to wily underdog Pulev at Wembley Enviornment.
The Bulgarian stated: “I like that individuals are speaking extra about Joshua versus Fury than Joshua versus Pulev. It’s not insulting to me, I prefer it.
“Everyone may suppose skilled heavyweight boxers are dumb however we’re sensible — and a wise particular person wouldn’t be insulted by this. I’m glad.
“I’m completely happy as a result of whereas he is considering one thing and any person else, he’s underestimating me and the present state of affairs.
“This can’t insult me, my ego just isn’t like that, it’s a very good state of affairs for me.”
Elsewhere, Idris Virgo has accused Tommy Fury of succeeding in boxing solely due to his world champion brother and Love Island stint.
Fury turned professional in 2018 with a lot fanfare because of the profession of his large brother Tyson, now the unbeaten WBC heavyweight king.
Virgo, 27, advised SunSport: “It’s all for the press and all for the digicam. I don’t imagine Tommy Fury truly desires to field. He doesn’t wanna field.
“I imagine Tommy Fury will get came upon. And if he can get came upon by me, I’ll be there saying ‘I’ll advised you so’.
“I don’t suppose he actually desires to do it to be trustworthy, I don’t suppose his coronary heart is absolutely in it.”
And at last, Bob Arum believes Errol Spence Jr ‘doesn’t need’ to combat Terrence Crawford whereas he can ‘seize cash preventing’ lesser boxers.
The promoter blames supervisor Al Haymon for failing to chop a good deal to place the unbeaten stars within the ring collectively.
He advised The Athletic: “If he made one name, we might get the contracts achieved in 10 minutes.
“We need to make that combat with Spence, however once more, it takes two to tango. Spence is hiding behind Al Haymon.
“We’re gonna see what occurs. Proper now, to do one other Terence combat whereas the coronavirus is upon us is senseless.
“So we’re speaking about late April, Could on the earliest. So we’ve got time to determine it out. Proper now, hopefully, the PBC will ship phrase that they’re bored with dropping cash they usually need to go and do the combat on a 50-50 foundation.”