Chisora vs. Pulev in Play For EBU Title Showdown?

By Per Ake Persson

Bulgarian heavyweight Kubrat Pulev, 18-0, is now the mandatory challenger for EBU champion Dereck Chisora, 18-4. No date has been set for a purse bid. Chisora was the mandatory challenger for Pulev when he held the EBU title but Kubrat relinquished the title just ahead of purse bids to fight a final IBF eliminator against Tony Thompson on August 24. Pulev won but despite that victory it appears to be a long wait to before there will be a showdown against the mighty Wladimir Klitschko - and a fight against Chisora thus makes sense. Kubrat had to wait almost a year from winning the first IBF eliminator (vs Alexander Ustinov) to the second.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by beez721 on 10-09-2013

[QUOTE=Dirk Diggler UK;13824731]Chisora was horrendously out of shape for the Tyson Fury fight. He's beaten Malik Scott and Helenius who are not top level but just below. He's given top level guys like Vitali and Haye very tough outings. And…

Comment by Dirk Diggler UK on 10-09-2013

[QUOTE=beez721;13824716]what is it with you uk guys overrating chisora. hes not a particularly strong fighter and he lacks one punch power. hes game and tough but not a top 5 fighter. jeez,,,he lost a fairly one sided decision to tyson…

Comment by beez721 on 10-09-2013

[QUOTE=ukalltheway;13823686]del boy would smoke pulev :boxing: to strong on the inside[/QUOTE] what is it with you uk guys overrating chisora. hes not a particularly strong fighter and he lacks one punch power. hes game and tough but not a top…

Comment by DosRounds on 10-09-2013

[QUOTE=King-;13821766]Huh? This doesn't make any sense. I'm all for Chisora-Pulev and I wanted to see that fight when Pulev was EBU champ but surely at this point this fight is not happening? Pulev was EBU champ already and Chisora was…

Comment by joe strong on 10-09-2013

[QUOTE=The Weebler I;13823693]Chisora has few issues working past a jab. I don't see that being a problem against Pulev who does not have a great deal of power. The biggest potential problem for Chisora in this bout is the refereeing.…

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