Advertisement: IBO Boxing
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com
Advertisement

Jarrell Miller vs. Kubrat Pulev Fall Out, Hughie Fury Steps In

In a scenario that many insiders had expected, undefeated heavyweight contender Jarrell Miller has walked away from an IBF final eliminator with Kubrat Pulev.

The biggest sticking point in reaching a deal - is the firm position by Pulev to stage the contest in his home country of Bulgaria.

The recent purse bid was won by Epic Sports, which were also on board with Pulev's position to have the fight on his home soil.

hughie-fury (9)

Miller was willing to do the fight, according to his promoter Dmitry Salita, but the contest had to take place in the United States.

"We were trying for the fight to happen in the United States, or at the very least some kind of neutral territory, and we just couldn't make that deal," Salita exclusively told Sky Sports.

"Jarrell wants to fight the best fighters in the world and Pulev is a very good fighter, and we would consider that fight, just the location didn't work for us.

"Jarrell has demonstrated in his last few fights that he is willing to fight the best and he's stepped up. That's always been our goal. We'll explore other options, but I think we'll have something significant to announce soon."

Once-beaten heavyweight Hughie Fury is next in line to fight Pulev - and the sanctioning body is expected to send him an invitation to face the Bulgarian boxer in the final eliminator.

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

Fury had challenged Joseph Parker for the WBO world title last year and lost a close twelve round decision. That title was taken over by Joshua, who won a decision over Parker in March.

Pulev was scheduled to face Joshua last fall - but he suffered an injury in training camp and withdrew.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Holler on 07-12-2018

It seem's there's nothing scarier, Than fighting in Bulgaria, It's left the entire division in despair, They're agog with utter fear, Of merely travelling to Sofia, And facing Kubrat Pulev in his lair, As both Miller and young Dillion, Lost…

Comment by The plunger man on 07-12-2018

[QUOTE=Jkp;18931298]Nothing on this whole thread is about wilder. I expect ajs audience to start plummeting and wilder's still continue to increase.[/QUOTE] You want a wager on joshuas nukbers start falling ? Lol Yes and you mentioning vegas i am only…

Comment by Jkp on 07-12-2018

[QUOTE=The plunger man;18931017]Vegas ? How did you work that out ? Wilder has never sold a ppv and is relatively unknown in his own back yard and yet you think it compares to a mayweather card lol....what are you smoking…

Comment by WBC WBA IBF on 07-12-2018

Miller is not signed with Hearn. Miller is not a free agent. He's promoted by Salita, with Greg Cohen retaining a small piece as "co-promoter" as part of a legal settlement.

Comment by The plunger man on 07-11-2018

[QUOTE=Jkp;18930895]I don't see how any of that info is relevant to my comment. Vegas is where all ther biggest fights are, of course the biggest draw card in boxing mayweather will fight there. Mean while aj terrified to leave his…

ADD COMMENT VIEW COMMENTS (86)
Advertisement
Top Headlines
Fury: I'll Show My Power - I'll Make Deontay Wilder Quit! Mayweather: I'm Athlete of The Decade - NOT LeBron James Wilder-Fury Rematch: What We've Been Waiting For Warren: Knockdowns Give Fury Psychological Edge Over Wilder Spike O'Sullivan Anticipates 154 Title Eliminator on Canelo Card Adrian Montoya Takes Down Juan Torres in Two Rounds Cameron Krael Stuns Ravshan Hudaynazarov By Split Nod Haye: Fury Taking Big Gamble With Decision To Change Trainer Dulay Furious With Loss: I Boxed The Hell Out Of Magdaleno Mike Tyson: Fury Getting Up Was Like Rocky, Made Me a Fan Caleb Plant Not Keen On Short-Notice Fight Versus Canelo Perrella on TKO Loss: I Won Every Round - It's Like Chavez-Taylor Rau'Shee Warren: Felt Good To Be Back, I Want To Return in May Abel Ramos Stops Perrella With 1 Second Left in Fight Dubois: Joe Joyce Will Retire, This Will Be His Last Career Fight! Caleb Plant: I Want David Benavidez, I'm Tired of Waiting! Ryan Garcia: I Look Like A F--kin' Beast At 21 Years Old! Caleb Plant Batters, Dominates Feigenbutz in TKO Win Jordan Gill Back, Has Return Set For March 28 In London Dorticos Expects a "Classic" Battle With Mairis Briedis in Riga News: Kash Ali, Alex Dilmaghani, Brad Foster, Chamberlain, More Mike Tyson Reacts To Wilder's Prediction of Beating Him Kell Brook: I'd Be 100% in Errol Spence Rematch - I'd Beat Him Benavidez Warns Plant: Easy To Look Good Against a Bum! Elwin Soto Destroys Javier Rendon in The First Round Hearn: Pressure on Joshua To KO Pulev - They Will Trade Punches Caleb Plant Beats Down Overmatched Feigenbutz, TKO in Ten Caleb Plant vs. Vincent Feigenbutz - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Abel Ramos Scores Dramatic Stoppage of Bryant Perrella Diego Magadeleno Drops, Shocks Austin Dulay For Decision Win Plant: Not Here To Be Nice To Feigenbutz, Here To Knock Him Out Rau'Shee Warren Returns, Decisions Gilberto Mendoza Over Ten Ramos: Perrella's Trash Talk Is As Basic As The Way He Fights Feigenbutz: I Will KO Plant For My Nashville Fans Since He Doesn't Have Any Of His Own Dulay Embraces Hometown Edge For Crossroads Bout With Magdaleno Caleb Plant vs. Vincent Feigenbutz - LIVE Results From Nashville Benavidez: Feigenbutz Not Good At All; How Many Tune-Ups Does Plant Get? Caleb Plant: I'm Sharper Now Than I Was For Uzcategui, Lee Adrian Montoya Returns To Action in Tijuana, Mexico Feigenbutz: Caleb Plant Is Strongest World Champion At 168
Advertisement
Advertisement
Latest Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement