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Klitschko's Manager: Stiverne is Wlad's Target, Not Pulev

By Luke Furman

Bernd Boente, manager of WBO/IBF/IBO/WBA heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko, says they are targeting a unification bout against newly crowned WBC champion Bermane Stiverne. Boente says a fight with IBF mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev is secondary.

Pulev's promoter, Kalle Sauerland, will look to get Klitschko stripped if he doesn't move forward with his obligation against Pulev, but Boente doesn't seem worried. Klitschko is targeting a potential return date in September.

"It doesn’t matter what Sauerland says, it’s important what Wladimir wants and he wants to unify the titles. Stiverne might have a problem with his promoter (Don King) who wants him to have a voluntary defense. We have spoken to Sauerland Event, but the numbers they want are ridiculous. If this is their last word, the fight will never happen," Boente told Bulgarian Sport.

Boente is also angered about the claims of Pulev, who says Klitschko is avoiding a fight with him.

"That’s only a ridiculous PR. Pulev has fought nobody! Absolutely nobody! The only guy who was better than the rest was Thompson. He won on points against Thompson and Wladimir knocked out Thompson twice. Why should Wladimir be afraid of Pulev? That’s only PR from Pulev and Sauerland. The only reason Wlad wants to fight Stiverne and not Pulev, is because he wants to make boxing history," Boente said.

Stiverne owes a mandatory defense of his own, to Deontay Wilder. The WBC has already ruled that Stiverne must face Wilder next - unless a deal is reached for Wilder to step aside.

Luke Furman covers boxing for bokser.org.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by stitches on 06-04-2014

[QUOTE=PunchyPotorff;14595768]So they don't wanna give Pulev a shot because he hasn't fought anybody. That could be said about many of Wlad's challengers in the past 10 years. [/QUOTE] They should have asked him if this "nobody" includes a guy Klitschko…

Comment by TaurusJ27 on 05-27-2014

[QUOTE=Tobi.G;14595044]Boente is a STUPID CUNT!!!![/QUOTE] He's the one that should get k.o'd, ha! ha!.

Comment by Scott. Weiland on 05-27-2014

[QUOTE=CLUNG3-TANK;14594907]Not a klitschko fan but it'll be a crying shame if he doesn't get his shot at unifying the titles. Pulev passed up an earlier opportunity already and besides, he can get a shot at Wlad when he has ALL…

Comment by beez721 on 05-27-2014

[QUOTE=Dr.Eisenfaust;14594640]Wladiir can afford to avoid clinching for 6-7 rounds, if he didn't clinch, he would have gotten very tired in my opinion. If they were to have a rematch, Wladimir should work very hard on his stamina and try to…

Comment by beez721 on 05-27-2014

[QUOTE=LacedUp;14594436]Boente says Pulev hasn't fought anybody huh? When the fight is announced, he'll be a great fighter according to team Klitschko. Wait and see.[/QUOTE] probably but you cant blame them for going after bigger game. wlad is getting up there…

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