Bugarian boxer Kubrat Pulev says he won’t make excuses over the loss to Anthiny Joshua over the weekend.
The 38-year-old lost via KO in the 9th round failing in his second attempt to win a world title after the loss to Wladimir Klitsko in 2014.
“I feel like I’m the winner. A very warm welcome,I didn’t expect that. After all I lost, but the important thing to me is that I was a part of a world title fight. I’m mad I didn’t win. Probably my preparation wasn’t good enough. But there’s no room for excuses, I take the minuses to myself, it’s my loss. Even in that situation, there was more than I could have done. Everybody saw they were afraid of me, they were worried. They were scared of my boxing, The gloves were small, one punch could have ended it all. They were afraid of Kubrat Pulev. I had my weaknesses, but so did he. I guess I couldn’t exploit his”, said Pulev on his return to Bulgaria.
He also pointed out that there were psychological attacks on behalf of Joshua’s camp that may have affected his performance.
“There were some, but I don’t want to look for excuses. They’ve put me in a tiny 2-meters long dressing room. How canI Warm up there? But it’s my fault I stand by my words and I’m not ashamed of anything. I would have gone mad if I had to postpone the fight because of some things”.