Kubrat Pulev Has Mariusz Wach as EBU Mandatory Challenger

By Per Ake Persson

Newly crowned EBU heavyweight champion Kubrat Pulev (23-1) will now have big Pole Mariusz Wach (32-2) as official challenger. The parties  have a period for private negotiations before a date for purse bids are set.

Pulev, promoted by Sauerland Event, also won an IBF eliminator when he beat Dereck Chisora on May 7 in Hamburg and is ranked # 2 by the IBF so there might be bigger fights on the horizon than a mandatory defense of the EBU title.

Wach was stopped in the twelfth round last November when he  traveled to Russia to face former world champion Alexander Povetkin.

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After the loss to Povetkin, it was revealed that Wach had tested positive for a banned substance, but the failed test was thrown out by the World Boxing Council, because the testing agency RUSADA was under a WADA suspension for allegations of manipulating test results.

Wach returned to the ring last month and struggled badly against Marcelo Nascimento and won a very close decision off scores of 96-95, 98-92 and 96-94.


Former World title challenger Enad Licina (30-4) continues his way back July 15 in Munich on a show promoted by Petko´s Box Promotion. Topping the bill is super lightweight Howik Bebraham (3-0) in a defence of the International German title against Robert Tlatlik (18-0).

Also on the bill are the Kraft Brothers, James and Toni. James, a cruiserweight is 8-0, and Toni, a lightheavy is 7-0.

Petko´s Box Promotion is headed by semi retired heavyweight Aleksander Petkovic.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ScottWeiland on 06-07-2016

[QUOTE=denium;16771130]Pulev stood on one leg after Wladimir dropped him like a sack of spuds, i suppose that was a trip as well? lol, what fight were you watching? Not once did Pulev with his crappy 50% KO ratio hurt Chisora,…

Comment by Paddy Mashdown on 06-07-2016

[QUOTE=Scott.Weiland.;16771087]If you bothered to watch Abell vs Pulev it is clearly a trip, as emphasised by Kubrat standing on one leg doing the crane to signal to the referee how wrong he had called it. Don't believe me ? Watch…

Comment by ScottWeiland on 06-07-2016

[QUOTE=joe strong;16770698]when did i say he would drop out of IBF? He has to fight the winner another eliminator. The next 3 guys in line to fight in that other eliminator is Haye, duhaupas & ruiz. Pulev is #2. Parker…

Comment by joe strong on 06-07-2016

[QUOTE=denium;16770855]Scott claims that Fury ducked Pulev years ago, and in a way he's correct. Instead of fighting Pulev in some Russian leasure centre for peanuts, he signed on to fight a superior fighter in David Haye for 3 million quid.…

Comment by Paddy Mashdown on 06-07-2016

Scott claims that Fury ducked Pulev years ago, and in a way he's correct. Instead of fighting Pulev in some Russian leasure centre for peanuts, he signed on to fight a superior fighter in David Haye for 3 million quid.…

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