Dillian Whyte vs. Kubrat Pulev - IBF Eliminator is Ordered

Promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom has confirmed that Dillian Whyte has been ordered to fight Kubrat Pulev in a final heavyweight eliminator under the International Boxing Federation (IBF).

Whyte is already in the top rated position under the World Boxing Council, but the sanctioning body has yet to order him to fight current WBC world champion Deontay Wilder.

The IBF's champion is Anthony Joshua (21-0, 20 KOs), who also holds the IBO, WBA and WBO titles. This past weekend he defeat Joseph Parker to unify the four titles.

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The fact that the IBF has ordered Whyte and Pulev to collide would indicate that Wilder may indeed face Dominic Breazeale, as reported earlier today. Breazeale was previously ordered to face Pulev in a final eliminator, and the fact Whyte was ordered in would indicate that Breazeale has declined the invitation to participate.

Pulev was scheduled to face Joshua last October, but withdrew with a should injury. He was replaced by Carlos Takam, who was stopped in the tenth round.

Pulev (25-1, 13 KOs) has been out of the ring since winning a twelve round decision over veteran Kevin Johnson last April. His sole career defeat came at the hands of Wladimir Klitschko in 2014. He's won five straight, including victories over Dereck Chisora and Sam Peter.

Whyte (23-1, 17 KOs) has won seven fights in a row since losing his only career bout, which was a seventh round stoppage at the hands of Joshua in December of 2015.

He was in action two weeks ago at the O2 Arena in London, and scored a brutal sixth round knockout victory over former WBA champion Lucas Browne.

Whyte was ringside last Saturday night in Cardiff, and watched Alexander Povetkin pull off a brutal knockout of his own over David Price. Povetkin is the WBA, WBO mandatory challenger. After that contest, Whyte called for a June fight with the Russian Olympian.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by joe strong on 04-26-2018

[QUOTE=juggernaut666;18706596]It all depends on what Wilder does . If he fights Breazeale , then Whyte will fight Ortiz. If he fights Joshua ,then Whyte will fight Pulev bc Whyte will assume and expect Joshua to defeat Wilder .[/QUOTE] I see…

Comment by Chrismart on 04-25-2018

If i was Whyte I'd probably go the IBF route. While i think Pulev is still a tough fight, Ortiz is even tougher. A win against either get's you a title shot..both champions are tough fights, but the IBF gets…

Comment by juggernaut666 on 04-25-2018

[QUOTE=joe strong;18706483]Now that the WBC ordered a final eliminator between Whyte & Ortiz do you still think he won't fight Pulev? Pulev makes more sense to me. If he beats Ortiz he gets Wilder. If he beats Pulev he gets…

Comment by joe strong on 04-25-2018

[QUOTE=ScottWeiland;18639959]Pulev sparks him like he spanked Chisora, hence why we won’t see it. Hearn has been building his stock finding him shyt opposition to look good against hence why they’ll never accept the Pulev fight.[/QUOTE] Now that the WBC ordered…

Comment by ScottWeiland on 04-04-2018

[QUOTE=joe strong;18638303]I don't think he schooled him. He won the fight but that was a few years ago. Pulev hasn't exactly lit it up in recent years. Why would he avoid Pulev when he is calling out Povetkin, Joshua &…

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