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'Ice cold': Boxing world erupts over 'brutal' Anthony Joshua KO

Anthony Joshua's stunning KO victory left the boxing world in awe.
Pictured here, Anthony Joshua celebrates his heavyweight title fight victory against Kubrat Pulev.
Anthony Joshua retained his heavyweight titles with a savage ninth round KO against Kubrat Pulev. Pic: DAZN/Getty

Anthony Joshua has retained his heavyweight titles with a stunning ninth round knockout victory against Kubrat Pulev.

The Englishman looked dominated the fight and looked to have the victory wrapped up in the third round after sending his Bulgarian opponent to the canvas.

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Pulev managed to regroup but always looked up against it despite taking Joshua deep into the contest.

The Brit's power and class eventually prevailed as he landed the powerful KO blow on Puelv in the ninth round to retain his IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight belts.

Pulev, like Joshua, had suffered only one loss as a professional going into Saturday’s bout at Wembley - a knockout by Wladimir Klitschko in 2014.

Joshua, who defeated Klitschko, had not fought at home since he beat Alexander Povetkin in 2018.

The 31-year-old’s win sets up the mouthwatering prospect of an all-English heavyweight unification bout against Tyson Fury, who holds the WBC belt.

Joshua’s brutal finish to the fight, where he hurt Pulev with a big uppercut, before finishing him off with a massive straight right, left fight fans in awe.

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AJ has done it in the ninth!

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