Anthony Joshua reveals Floyd Mayweather's advice before brutal Kubrat Pulev KO after unbeaten legend appears ringside

ANTHONY JOSHUA has revealed the advice he was given by Floyd Mayweather during his title defence against Kubrat Pulev.

Joshua retained his unified heavyweight titles with a ninth-round KO victory over the Bulgarian last December.


Former four-weight world champion Mayweather was one of the few fans in attendance that night at London's SSE Wembley Arena and was caught on camera mouthing instructions to AJ.

And according to Joshua, The Money man was telling him to pump his jab into the face of the Bulgarian bruiser.

He told JD Sports: “When I put my hand up there I could hear Mayweather, ‘Jab, jab champ.’

“That’s when I kind of acknowledged him.”

Joshua, 31, was honoured to have the boxing hall of famer in attendance for his latest title defence.

In a video on his YouTube channel, he said: "It was the first time we were allowed fans back in stadiums and Mayweather was in the stadium.

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"It’s an honour to have him in the house, I respect him highly for what he’s achieved.

"He came to see me perform and I pulled out one of his favourite moves which is the pull counter.

"If you watch boxing, you’ll know that’s one of Mayweather’s signature moves.

"Having him in the house was an honour and I felt I had to give him a little something to remember."

Joshua is currently gearing up for his long-awaited undisputed heavyweight title fight with WBC king Tyson Fury.

The fine details of the pair's £200million deal were finalised earlier this month.

And SunSport understands the biggest fight in the history of British boxing is set to be announced before the turn of the month.

Joshua is relishing the eagerly-anticipated Battle of Britain, which he expects to take place in June.

He said: “June should be the date.

“Trust me. For the fans, for the people that have been calling it on for many, many months.

“Shoutout to Fury and his team as well, hungry go-getters, that’s what we are.

“UK stand up. And to the world – we’re bringing it. I can’t wait. Undisputed.”

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