Anthony Joshua: Declan Rice, Mayweather Celebrates Briton After Win
- Anthony Joshua was joined by Declan Rice and Floyd Mayweather to celebrate Pulev's win
- The 31-year-old cruised to an impressive triumph over his Bulgarian opposition
- Joshua defeated the 39-year-old in the ninth round to increase his win ratio
Premier League star Declan Rice and Floyd Mayweather joined Anthony Joshua to celebrate the boxer's triumph over Kubrat Pulev at the O2 Arena earlier this weekend.
The 31-year-old handed the 39-year-old Bulgarian his second-ever professional defeat after knocking him out in the ninth round of their bout.
Both Rice and Mayweather watched how the British boxer of Nigerian descent demolished his opponent before joining him backstage to take pictures with the champ.
The 21-year-old who inspired West Ham United to a 2-1 win over Leeds United on Friday, December 11 shared the picture on his Instagram official page with over 344,000 followers.
David Moyes' men are now fifth on the log after the win as they are just four points behind table toppers Tottenham Hotspur after 12 games.
Meanwhile, after midfielder leading the Hammer to victory admitted that they are in contention for the EPL title. He said:
“We’re looking a real threat now. We were fifth overnight and we know we shouldn’t have lost at Arsenal. We should have won that game easily.
“And Manchester United at home, the ball goes out but they scored, it’s a different game and we lose. That’s six points and we could be in the top four, up there, fighting.
“That’s the buzz we’ve got around the place. The confidence is flying and everyone is fighting for each other. I’m buzzing.”
Legit.ng earlier repprted that Chelsea have renewed their interest in signing West Ham star Declan Rice for a fee reported to be around £60mllion during the January window, reports from Mirror claims.
The England midfielder has been linked with the west London club during the summer and he is one of Frank Lampard's huge admirers.
The Blues were unable to raise £60m for the Englishman after spending £220m on new players that arrived Stamford Bridge last summer.