By Per Ake Persson
Serbian heavyweight Jovo Pudar, 30-4, who lost a decision to Ruslan Chagaev last time out, will return to the ring early next year and have tuneup January 15 before moving on to bigger fights. The 42-year od Pudar turned pro in 95 in the US and was out of from 2004 through 2010 before making a comeback fighting out of Belgrade. Pudar is ranked # 12 by the WBA and was reportedly close to fight vs then WBA regular champ Alexander Povetkin. The fight never materialized but on the undercard to Klitschko vs Povetkin - Pudar fought Chagaev and lost.