Kubrat Pulev vs. Hughie Fury Set Down For October 27 in Sofia

Kubrat Pulev, known as The Cobra, will make his much-anticipated comeback after an absence of a year and a half in a fight against Hughie Fury in Sofia on Oct. 27.

The fight to decide the challenger for the International Boxing Federation (IBF) world heavyweight title held by Anthony Joshua will be Pulev’s first since April, 2017 when he beat veteran Kevin Johnson in Sofia.

The IBF has ordered Pulev to face Briton Dillian Whyte and American Jarell Miller to decide a title challenger but the two turned down the fights, angering the Bulgarian.


“Two have refused so far - Whyte and Miller, but Fury has already said no problem and he will play,” the 37-year-old Pulev, who has only one loss in 26 fights, said. “The date is clear - October 27, the fight will be in Sofia. It looks like it’ll be a very interesting fight. He is a good, young boxer.”

Hughie Fury is a cousin of ex-world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.

Pulev pulled out of fighting Joshua in October, 2017 after suffering a shoulder injury. Joshua, who also holds the WBA, IBO and WBO titles, went on to beat his replacement Carlos Takam.

“I sustained the injury - I’m a man after all, though I’m almost a super man, but now I’m fully recovered,” Pulev said. “This game (against Joshua) will take place, it’s getting near and I have to win.”

Pulev, one of Bulgaria’s most popular sportsmen, turned professional at 28 in 2009.

He previously challenged for the IBF world heavyweight title in 2014, losing to Wladimir Klitschko in Hamburg on a fifth-round knockout. Pulev has since won five fights in a row.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by club fighter on 09-04-2018

[QUOTE=KillaCamNZ;19069567]Say what? Hughie dropped his balls on the ground and ran when he realized he had to go to New Zealand. He couldn't even communicate it - rather, he just didn't turn up. And still lost in his backyard later…

Comment by KillaCamNZ on 09-03-2018

[QUOTE=club fighter;19007688]Why is it that the Furys are the only UK heavies with the balls to take on challenges. Good job Hughie, just don't run for the whole fight.[/QUOTE] Say what? Hughie dropped his balls on the ground and ran…

Comment by Kobra Pulev on 09-03-2018

Hughie Fury was in Sofia yesterday with his father: [url][/url] [url][/url]

Comment by club fighter on 08-28-2018

[QUOTE=Sn1;19054719]Hughie's biggest fight was against Joseph Parker, a fighter that both Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte have now beaten, your logic doesn't really make much sense. Tyson is just cashing out because he's lost what he had back in 2015…

Comment by TheBigLug on 08-28-2018

[QUOTE=VatoMulatto;19054734]Hughie Fury is not going to win in Bulgaria with his style of boxing. Pulev on points.[/QUOTE] I know they've been working on bringing more aggression to his game since the Parker loss. To be fair, had he let his…

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