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Jarrell Miller vs. Kubrat Pulev Eliminator is Still in Talks

The negotiations are ongoing for a final IBF heavyweight eliminator between Jarrell Miller and Kubrat Pulev.

Epic Sports won the recent purse bid and are currently putting together the deails for the event.

The winner of the contest will become the mandatory challenger to IBF king Anthony Joshua, who also holds the IBO, WBA, WBO world titles.

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The big issue is the location.

While Miller wants the fight, his promoter, Dmitry Salita, says the boxer will not travel to Pulev's backyard of Bulgaria. Epic Sports are looking to stage the contest in Sofia.

"Jarrell is interested in a fight with Pulev, but not in Sofia," Salita exclusively told Sky Sports. "We're still in discussions about that fight.

"From what I understand, they've had some discussions about not doing the fight in the United States. I think there is an openness to it, but obviously they would have to comment on that.

"Jarrell wants meaningful fights. He wants to fight the best fighters in the world, he wants to progress his career. As a result of the last fight, when he beat Johann Duhaupas, he became the mandatory to fight the winner of Charr-Oquendo, so that is something that we're interested in.

Miller has also been mentioned as a potential future opponent for Joshua - even without a mandatory order.

"There was also talk about Jarrell fighting Anthony Joshua. Anthony was rumoured to come to the United States for his US debut," Salita said.

"It was something that I believe [promoter] Eddie (Hearn) and Jarrell talked about right after his last win, which was a very impressive win. As we see in boxing, things changes from day to day."

IBF public relations director Jeanette Salazar indicates that her organization is waiting for both sides to work out details - or they will move forward to another name in the rankings.

"If Miller were to pull out, then we would go back to the ratings, and then we would go in order and it would be the first leading available contender," Salazar said.

"Miller has 15 days from when he receives the contract to either accept the offer or turn it down, so from what we are aware of, the purse bid was on the 25th, he was sent a contract on the 26th, so we're still within that 15-day period."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by joe strong on 07-04-2018

[QUOTE=bigjavi973;18911753]thats just dumb imo cuz he would only go for the wba reg title and then he cant even force aj to fight.... now if he was the ibf mando he can force aj to fight[/QUOTE] Yes he can as…

Comment by Oshio on 07-03-2018

Do Bulgarians follow boxing? Please forgive my naivete

Comment by bigjavi973 on 07-03-2018

itll be a clear duck if miller doesnt want to fight pulev :nonono:

Comment by paulf on 07-03-2018

[QUOTE=P4Pdunny;18911722]who really trying to go to bulgaria though, for Pulev?[/QUOTE] No one with anything to lose.

Comment by bigjavi973 on 07-03-2018

[QUOTE=joe strong;18909870]Miller is going to wait for Charr/Oquendo winner. [/QUOTE] thats just dumb imo cuz he would only go for the wba reg title and then he cant even force aj to fight.... now if he was the ibf mando…

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