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 Oshio on 08-11-2018

[QUOTE=yammy25;19008554]****ing hell... Noone in America is going to watch Whyte v Pulev and Hearn knows that.. it also means vastly overpaying a fighter in Pulev for little reward. You can't put it on PPV in the UK it wouldn't do…

Comment by alexguiness on 08-10-2018

Hughie is just awful to watch, he circles his opponent flicking out his jab - surprised he is able to stay upright with all the ring spinning he does. Technically he is a decent boxer, but he has no personality,…

Comment by Shontae De'marc on 08-10-2018

[QUOTE=pillowfists98;19007883]Fury by boring UD.[/QUOTE] Yep, should be. He can't expect to coast and survive and hope for a home town decision this time like he thought he was gonna get vs Parker.

Comment by landotter on 08-10-2018

[QUOTE=PBR Streetgang;19007931]Give Hughie credit for going over there. His style isn't the most exciting but Hughie isn't a bad boxer. This will probably be a jab fest and, provide the judging is fair, it should be a close, tactical match.…

Comment by pollywog on 08-09-2018

Baby Hughie goes to Bulgaria. I'll believe it when i see it...

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