IBF, IBO, WBO, WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua landed an average of 8 of 21 jabs per round (35%) and was able to control the stationary, 39-year-old Kubrat Pulev.
Joshua landed 48 power punches in the fight, 32 of which were landed in round three (20) and round nine (12). 62.9% of Joshua's thrown punches were jabs vs. Pulev. 72.3% of his thrown punches in Ruiz rematch were jabs. Pulev landed in single digits in all 9 rounds and averaged 5 of 24 punches landed per round.
SSE Arena, Wembley - In a battle for the WBO, IBF, IBO, WBA world heavyweight titles, Anthony Joshua (24-1, 22 KOs) dropped mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev (28-2, 14 KOs) four times to secure a knockout in the ninth round.
They were initially scheduled to fight in 2017, with Pulev being forced to withdraw with a shoulder injury. He was replaced by Carlos Takam, who Joshua stopped. Fast-forward to 2020, a date was set down in June - and later postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.