Anthony Joshua vs Kubrat Pulev LIVE: Updates, stream, TV channel, ring walk time – Fury IN ACTION – undercard updates

ANTHONY JOSHUA returns to the ring tonight to put his WBA, WBO and IBF world heavyweight titles on the line against Kubrat Pulev.

  • Start time: Undercard began at 6pm, main event around 10.30pm.
  • TV/Live stream: Sky Sports Box Office (£24.95)
  • Live results: Hughie Fury vs Mariusz Wach (heavyweight ON NOW)
  • Martin Bakole BEATS Sergey Kuzmin (points 96-94)
  • Kieron Conway BEATS Macaulay McGowan (points 100-89)
  • Florian Marku DRAWS Jamie Stewart (points 76-76)
  • Qais Ashfaq BEATS Ashley Lane (4th round stoppage)
  • AJ vs Pulev betting tips HERE

Follow ALL the action from the big fight and undercard with our round-by-round live blog below…

Joshua vs Pulev undercard

  • Anthony Joshua vs Kubrat Pulev (WBA, IBF, WBO heavyweight title)
  • Lawrence Okolie vs Nikodem Jezewski (international cruiserweight title)

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  • Wally Downes Jr

    FURY WINS!

    Best bet of the night is confirmed.

    The judges scored it: 100-90, 100-90 and 99-91

  • Wally Downes Jr

    ROUND TEN

    Rock-hard Wach still hunts a KO and Fury engages when he only needs to hear the final bell.

    Fury avoids another booming right hand from the veteran.

    Wach scores with a short little jab but Fury has impressed from the southpaw stance.

    It ends and Fury is about to be handed a unanimous points win…

     

  • Giacomo Pisa

    INTO THE TENTH

    Fury's team have done well to manage that cut to make sure Fury can go the distance.

    Credit: ©Dave Thompson/Route One Ltd

     

  • Wally Downes Jr

    ROUND NINE

    Another stanza to Fury but Wach is still pressuring him and asking questions.

    But this points win leaves more questions over Fury's potential to win a world title.

    Most elite heavywrights would have got this 20st walking target out of here by now.

  • Wally Downes Jr

    ROUND EIGHT

    Fury does not have the power to finish Wach but he has the skills to beat him on points all day long.

    Kerry Kayes has done a great job on the cut and deserves a bonus after this.

    Peter Fury tells huis boy that this is going to the judges' scorecards.

    Peter says: "His body is as big as a bus, jab him there."

  • Wally Downes Jr

    PUL THE OTHER ONE

    The Bulgarian challenger says: "I feel great and ready to rumble.

    "It will take a best performance to win from me.

    "I think my father is looking down from heaven and I am very hungry."

  • Wally Downes Jr

    ROUND SEVEN

    Fury has finally given up on the Mexican gunslinging and got back to scoring points with his superior skills.

    Wach has felt a one-two and then a double-jab-right-hand combo.

    Fury looks dominant boxing southpaw and tagging Wach with straight lefts and an uppercut.

    Wach is now marching forward and letting Fury impress the judges on the backfoot.

     

  • Giacomo Pisa

    BLOODIED

    Hughie Fury has a nasty gash above his left eye that has twice been checked by the doctors

    Credit: PA:Press Association
    Credit: AP:Associated Press

     

  • Wally Downes Jr

    ROUND SIX

    The referee gets the doctor to check the cut again.

    Thanlfully Fury's cutsman Kerry Keyes has done a brilliant job, as usual.

    The fight is allowed to continue.

    Fury has got back to boxing at range thankfully, tagging the Pole from distance…

     

  • Wally Downes Jr

    ROUND FIVE

    Fury made the perfect start to that previous round but is now nursing a streaming gash over his left eye.

    Trainer and father Peter tells him to start boxing more now.

    Fury survived 10 rounds with a horrible cut against Pulev in 2018 but lost that on points.

    Wach now has a bright red target to keep pawing at. Can Fury cling on?

  • Wally Downes Jr

    ROUND FOUR

    Wach is hurt instantly with a Fury right hand and pushed back into the corner.

    But the wily veteran bites down on his gumshield and survives.

    Fury is cut now – from a clash of heads – he suffered a horror gash in his defeat to Kubrat Pulev too.

    Ther doctor checks the wound and lets it go on.

  • Wally Downes Jr

    ROUND THREE

    Ref Bob Williams warns both men about any more afters.

    Stance-switching Fury fires a few body shots into Wach on the ropes.

    Wach is taking a lot of Fury's shots on his giant gloves and trying to counter when his guard is down.

    Fury has abandoned his usual stick-and-move style and looks on unfamiliar ground against the 40-year-old.

  • Alex Terrell

    FURY VS FURY VS FURY

    Here is how the famous Fury family compare: Tyson vs Hughie vs Tommy.

  • Wally Downes Jr

    ROUND TWO

    Gritty second round with clinching and holding from both massive men.

    Fury fires a bombe over the top but Wach whacks him back.

    Fury is usually a real light mover around the ring but he is planting his feet and trying to bang here.

    Couple of late blows, from both men, after the bell.

  • Wally Downes Jr

    ROUND ONE

    Wach goes to Fury's body early on.

    Hughie whips a right hook into his ribs and then tries the same hand over the top.

    Wach catches a spiteful Fury one-two on his gloves.

    Hughie is having to cope with a 20st Polish monster leaning and pushing on him as the opener ends.

     

  • Wally Downes Jr

    HA HA HA HA HUGHIE

    I believe in Miracles – YOU SEXY THING!

    Hughie Fury – not famous for his personality – puts smiles on faces with that ringwalk tune.

    Mariusz Wach is a very big man but also a very big target. Hughie on points looks a safe bet, unanimous probably.

  • Giacomo Pisa

    FACE OFF

    Hughie Fury is fighting next but here's a look at how AJ and Kubrat Pulev match up for tonight's main event.

  • Wally Downes Jr

    FURY (NOT THAT ONE) IS READY

  • Wally Downes Jr

    BAK-OLE, OLE, OLE, OLE

  • Wally Downes Jr

    AJ SPEAKS

    "It has been tough but I am looking forward to competing. I have done 100s of rounds of sparring and I am happy with what we have done.

    "I was ready to fight him three years ago and it is down to me to make his weaknesses my strengths.

    "I am not putting pressure on myself, just putting on a good performance and that will lead to a destructive win."

  • Wally Downes Jr

    BAKOLE WINS!

    The judges scored it 98-92, 97-93 and 96-94 all to the Congo King.

  • Wally Downes Jr

    ROUND TEN

    Bakole has landed more shots but Kuzmin has scored with the heavier punches.

    This will depend on how the judges like their boxing.

    Bakole definitely took an early lead but he switched off.

    Bakole celebrates on the final bell while Kuzmin looks deflated.

  • Wally Downes Jr

    ROUND TEN

    Last round now but who knows how the judges have seen it?

    Massive right hand from Kuzmin but Bakole has an iron chin.

    More heavy shots from the Russian who thuds home a left hook and right hand.

     

  • Wally Downes Jr

    ROUND NINE

    Bakole has started scoring with his jab again.

    But Kuzmin has no problem slipping a taller man's lead hand.

    Kuzmin winds up a big right hand, almost sarcastically.

    Bakole sticks to steady but predictable jabs as another even round ends.

  • Wally Downes Jr

    ROUND EIGHT

    Kuzmin lands a couple of nasty right hands at the start of the round.

    A massive uppercut from the Russian too with Bakole floundering on the ropes.

    Bakole is only tapping at his rival and looks to have gassed already.

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