It’s good to see AJ back in action with around 1,000 fans in attendance at Wembley on Saturday night.
There are rumours Tyson Fury will be there as well and don’t be surprised if he ends up in the ring if AJ wins to start the build-up to their huge fight next year.
I think AJ will take this fight in a different way to the second Andy Ruiz Jnr fight, I think he’ll be much more aggressive. He’s going to go out there and make a statement and try and get rid of Kubrat Pulev as quickly as possible.
Pulev is not a knockout artist but he’s got a good record. I expect him to try and jab but I don’t see him stopping AJ. I think at 39 he’ll be a bit more cautious than he used to be and he’ll just try and take it to the later rounds, that’s what his plan will be.
In terms of a bet for Saturday night I’ve been umming and ahhing between two but I’d be looking at AJ in one to four rounds. He hadn’t stopped anyone this early since 2016 but, as I said, he’s looking to make the statement ahead of Fury next year.
I think he will go out there and he will land a big shot, especially with the fans back tomorrow. I see Joshua winning in one to four rounds on Saturday.
I’m happy to stick with that as my best bet but there’s a lot of bets coming in at the moment looking at Joshua in round one, we are enhancing that to 25/1 which looks a very good price now.
But, I do think it will go a round or two. I think he will hurt Pulev early enough and then he’ll look for the finish and as we know, AJ is devastating finisher. Once AJ feels that Pulev is hurt he will go for the finish and I do think he’ll get it.
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