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Pulev on Klitschko: It's a Fake Injury, Complete Nonsense

Sofia - Kubrat Pulev has accused world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko of feigning injury to avoid taking on the Bulgarian challenger in an IBF title bout in Hamburg next month.

Klitschko postponed the fight, scheduled for September 6, last week, saying he had torn bicep muscles during training in Austria.

Earlier this week, the 38-year-old Ukrainian said the contest would now take place at the same venue on Nov. 15.

“It's complete nonsense,” Pulev told local media on Friday. “If it's a slight injury, you know what medicine can do today and he has a good staff of specialists, he would have been able to recover in time.

“If it's a serious injury he won't recover before Nov. 15. It's a fake injury.

“He knows it's not in his interest to fight. He knows there's a high risk as there's a huge possibility of losing,” added Pulev.

“I'm a big threat but I'll continue chasing my goal and I'll be even better prepared.”

Klitschko also holds the WBO, WBA and IBO belts and has won 62 of his 65 bouts.

The unbeaten Pulev, 33, who has recorded 11 knockouts from 20 wins, became the IBF international champion in 2011 and European champion in 2012

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by joe strong on 08-30-2014

[QUOTE=bigjavi973;14896160]HAHAHAHA klitschko ducked briggs in 2007 when briggs won the title. They shouldve fought next but wlad fought ray austin instead.[/QUOTE] 2007 was a long time ago. I do believe there was talk of wlad\briggs but that's as far as…

Comment by Boxing Goat on 08-30-2014

[QUOTE=bigjavi973;14896160]HAHAHAHA klitschko ducked briggs in 2007 when briggs won the title. They shouldve fought next but wlad fought ray austin instead.[/QUOTE] You know jack sh@t. See the link below where it shows how Wlad was in line to fight Oleg…

Comment by crold1 on 08-30-2014

No way Wlad is faking. He's the ultimate professional. Injuries happen. That said, Pulev keeping himself hyped and having a chip when a campo gets blown is no biggie. Look forward to the reschedule. This is an interesting match.

Comment by Boxing Goat on 08-30-2014

[QUOTE=LacedUp;14896095]Why didn't he avenge the other two though? If he's never ducked anyone, why didn't he take care of business himself? Remember when Wlad was knocked out by Sanders, Vitali was livid. Jumping into the ring shouting at Sanders as…

Comment by Boxing Goat on 08-30-2014

[QUOTE=Weebler I;14896019]Povetkin also says Wlad is faking the injury. I suspect it was a business decision.[/QUOTE] Based on what? There would be no point. The fight financials are already a success.

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