Kubrat Pulev: I Want To Fight Dillian Whyte - But No Deal Yet

Heavyweight contender Kubrat Pulev (25-1, 13 KOs) has denied reports that he's scheduled to face British contender Dillian Whyte (21-1, 17 KOs) on a date of July 21.

Pulev has been out of the ring since last April, when he won a twelve round decision over Kevin Johnson.

He was scheduled for a mandatory shot at IBF, WBO, WBA, IBO champion Anthony Joshua last October - but suffered a shoulder injury and was forced to withdraw. He was replaced by Carlos Takam, who was stopped by Joshua in the tenth round.


Whyte has been out of the ring since his brutal knockout win over former world champion Lucas Browne, which took place in March at the O2 Arena in London.

Pulev has no issue fighting Whyte, and in fact he believes the British condenser's style of fighting will be tailor-made for him.

At the same time, he says nobody has spoken to him directly about the possibility of fighting anybody on any date - and he's waiting to receive additional word on what will take place.

“Until a few days ago nobody had spoken to me about a fight on a particular date,” Pulev said in a statement.

“I learned that from the media. My promoters Kalle and Nisse Sauerland are amazing people but we are rarely in contact and not to mention me confirming a fight with Dillian Whyte.

“I do want to fight with him and I think that he is a perfect opponent for me. But around every fight there are a lot of things that need to be agreed on before setting a date.

“It is getting pretty interesting in heavyweight division. I read everywhere all kinds of publications, thoughts, analyses of media, managers, promoters and fans of boxing for my upcoming match. Regarding being the official contender of IBF everything is great and I am happy that I will be in the ring again very soon.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by TriMastiki on 05-20-2018

Pulev wins 3 rounds. One of them by KO 8)

Comment by champion4ever on 05-19-2018

It's because Eddie Hearn prefers the WBC scrap and is persistent in pursuing a fight with Deontay Wilder for Dillian Whyte. Therefore, Team Whyte is challenging the WBC's ruling. They would like nothing more to circumvent a fight with Luis…

Comment by jackkeane6 on 05-18-2018

[QUOTE=landotter;18781766]I've got Pulev. He is unproven, but I just dig his fighting style. No other real reason. This is high risk low reward for Whyte though. He is already entered in the Joshua sweepstakes with a mention in Wilder's play…

Comment by juggernaut666 on 05-18-2018

Whyte will be in beast mode so Pulev will maybe win 3 rnds .

Comment by JakeTheBoxer on 05-18-2018

[QUOTE=Ray*;18782047]Hopefully he fights AJ next, and Yes Whyte has to fight Pulev or Ortiz next zero excuses. If he fights some no name next then he gets called out, If Wilder fights someone else not named AJ then he gets…

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