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Kubrat Pulev-Tony Thompson Approved By IBF For 8/24

By Ruslan Chikov

Sauerland Event have confirmed that the International Boxing Federation [IBF] has officially approved Tony Thompson (38-3, 26 KO's) vs. Kubrat Pulev (17-0, 9 KO's) as a final heavyweight eliminator. The fight is being put together for August 24th in Germany. Both fighters have signed for the fight. Pulev has been searching for an opponent for some time, after Tomasz Adamek and Tyson Fury withdrew from their eliminator spots. Thompson is coming off back to back knockout victories over David Price. The winner of Thompson-Pulev will be the mandatory challenger to the winner of the October clash between Wladimir Klitschko and Alexander Povetkin.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nycsmooth on 07-31-2013

I doubt TT pulls this 1 out...he had a good last fight but this 1 is vs a much better guy that has movement & angles, something he didn't fact last time out... Pulev by UD 12...

Comment by Tyrone Biggums on 07-31-2013

Pulev will **** thompson up Thompson is getting hillariously overrated for beating that retard Price

Comment by Schwejk on 07-31-2013

Pulevs superior movement and speed will matter. I would give my prediction only if I see in what shape Thompson is before the fight. He was in tremendous shape before the second Price fight, but not before the second Klitschko…

Comment by GoldenGloveLove on 07-31-2013

[QUOTE=Slowhand;13607023]Tough fight for Pulev. His best weapon is his jab, but a tricky southpaw like TT can take that away.. I see this as a 50/50 fight but I hope Pulev can get the W, we already know what happens…

Comment by GoldenGloveLove on 07-31-2013

I was leaning toward Pulev before but now that I see how soon it is I'm gonna say Pulev strongly. I think that gives him a bigger edge than his inactivity gives Tony. Maybe I'm wrong but that's what I…

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