Floyd Mayweather attends Anthony Joshua’s fight against Kubrat Pulev and describes British boxer as ‘one of the best heavyweights out there’
Mayweather was among the spectators for the eagerly anticipated clash at Wembley Arena.
Retired boxing star Mayweather, who won all 50 of his professional fights, was eager to show his support for Joshua.
Floyd Mayweather was among the spectators as Anthony Joshua took on Kubrat Pulev
Mayweather praised Joshua before the fight, saying he’s ‘one of the best heavyweights’
Joshua won in the ninth round to retain his IBO, WBA, IBF and WBO World Heavyweight titles.
After winning the fight Joshua celebrated with Mayweather.
Prior to the fight Mayweather described Joshua as ‘one of the best heavyweights out there’ and added that he is ‘proud’ of him.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Mayweather said: ‘It’s always good to see some great boxing. The UK is a great place, so many great fighters. I am proud of Anthony Joshua, and it’s lights, camera, action.
Earlier on Saturday Mayweather revealed that he would be there to support Joshua
Mayweather watched on as Joshua took on Pulev at Wembley Arena on Saturday night
‘He is one of the best heavyweights out there. Got a gold medal before. His career is going great, he is a hell of a fighter. Anything can happen in the sport of boxing, one shot can change it all. He is a great fighter, hell of a guy a gentleman and I respect his craft.’
Earlier on Saturday Mayweather had revealed that he would be watching the fight.
Mayweather posted an old picture on Instagram of himself with Joshua in Los Angeles. He captioned it: ‘Headed to support my brother, Anthony Joshua.’
Earlier this month it was announced that Mayweather will take on YouTube personality Logan Paul in an exhibition bout next year.