Bulgarian boxer, Kubrat Pulev apologizes after being accused of racism over his comment about Anthony Joshua’s skin colour

Kubrat Pulev has now issue out an apology after he was accused of racism over a comment he made about Anthony Joshua ahead of their world heavyweight title bout.

The 39-year-old Bulgarian will fight the Nigerian-British heavyweight champion for his WBA, IBF, and WBO titles, in London on December 12.

But when speaking earlier this week, Pulev was asked about his verdict on Joshua ahead of their fight, he made a controversial comment about his skin colour.

‘His strengths? I’d say he has a very powerful punch undeniably,’ said Pulev during a press conference.

‘What are his other strengths? His tan is better than mine.’

Pulev has now released a statement after his comment sparked accusations of racism. The statement reads:

I would never, under any circumstances, allow myself to show disrespect to another human being on racial, ethnic or religious grounds,’

‘If somebody has been offended by my words, I hope they would try to understand exactly what I meant by them and if they cannot understand me, then accept my sincere apology.’

 

 

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