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These are the 8 boxers most likely to face Anthony Joshua over the next 2 years

Kubrat Pulev, Bulgaria: 25 wins (13 by knockout), 1 loss.

Kubrat Pulev, Bulgaria: 25 wins (13 by knockout), 1 loss.

Kubrat Pulev.Axel Heimken / DPA / PA Images

Kubrat Pulev is the highest ranked heavyweight with the IBF and is the mandatory challenger for Joshua.

There is a huge problem here, though.

Joshua is looking for £50 million to £100 million fights and needs opponents who ignite the imagination of mainstream sports fans.

Tyson Fury does that, Deontay Wilder would do that, but Pulev would not.

A decorated amateur boxer, Pulev’s professional CV contains notable scalps against Alexander Ustinov, Alexander Dimitrenko, Tony Thompson, Dereck Chisora, and Samuel Peter.

But Pulev was knocked out when he ran into Wladimir Klitschko in 2014 and there is every reason to believe he would suffer a similar fate if he were to share the ring with Joshua.

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