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Pulev Aims Dig at Joshua ahead of Heavyweight Title Bout

“What are his other strengths? His tan is better than mine.”

Ahead of their heavyweight title fight in December, Kubrat Pulev has made a reference to Anthony Joshua’s skin colour.

The Bulgarian is challenging Joshua for his WBA, IBF and WBO titles, with a date and venue for the fight set to be announced.

But when asked for his verdict on the British champion, Pulev referred to the colour of Joshua’s skin.

“His strengths? I’d say he has a very powerful punch undeniably,” said Pulev.

“What are his other strengths? His tan is better than mine.”

The pugilist originally from Nigeria was to face Pulev at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in June, but the fight was moved forward due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Bulgarian is the mandatory challenger for Joshua’s IBF belt after defeating Hughie Fury in a final eliminator in October 2018.

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