Pulev Looks To Impress With an Eye on Klitschko

Heavyweight Kubrat Pulev (18-0, 9 KO´s), the IBF's mandatory challenger, wants stay busy before facing unified king Wladimir Klitschko next year. He will stay busy on December 14 in Neubrandenburg at the Jahnsportforum - when he takes on veteran Sherman Williams (36-13-2, 19 KO's).

"It is good that Kubrat returns the ring," says Otto Ramin, the coach of the Bulgarian boxer. "He only competed once this year, against Tony Thompson, and Pulev won clearly and definitely earned the right to challenge Klitschko, but he couldn't get his best performance there. He wants to remain active. We don't underestimate anyone, but Williams is not Klitschko. Anything other than a clear success would surprise me."

Kubrat Pulev had a similar view to this: "After a long break - nearly a year - returning in August weighed heavy on me. I clearly realized that good training cannot replace a fight. On the 14th of December the audience in the Jahnsportforum and the television networks will see a better Kubrat Pulev. My current preparation is very good, like never before. I'm getting better and better, therefore Williams will pose no problem. After December 14th my full attention in on Wladimir."

Promoter Kalle Sauerland believes: "Pulev has a first class jab. He will show in Neubrandenburg for the umpteenth time, that he belongs with the world leaders in the premier class of boxing. I am convinced that next year Kubrat will finally get his chance to overthrow Wladimir Klitschko!"

The few remaining tickets for the box night in Neubrandenburg are available via the telephone ticket hotline 01806 570044 (€ 0.20/min., mobile prices max € 0.60 per min.), available at the well-known ticket offices and online at

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Deontay Wilder on 12-09-2013

As crappy as Pulev is, he's still done better in 18 fights than just about anyone in the HW division right now. He was supposed to fight in 5 days but his opponent pulled out. Too many duckers.

Comment by Weebler I on 12-06-2013

[QUOTE=joe strong;13998350][I][B]You don't fight the guy below you then you lose your rank[/B][/I]. As i said they could have the top 2 guys fight to find #1 & 3-10 fight elimination style tourney. Getting in the top 10 would require…

Comment by Ravens Fan on 12-06-2013

[QUOTE=joe strong;13998318]I used abdusamov as an example of what could be the end result & he got $40000. I never said he fought them i just said who would want to have 3 fights in a row with a klitschko.…

Comment by joe strong on 12-05-2013

[QUOTE=Weebler I;13992467]and if the guy ahead of you refuses to fight? You're back to relying on corrupt sanctioning bodies taking action. There's no easy answer but unfortunately in addition to Wlad holding 4 titles, Vitali holds the WBC crown and…

Comment by joe strong on 12-05-2013

[QUOTE=Ravens Fan;13998048]Can I ask how many contracts have you actually read? And even if half of it is true the Klit bros are hardly the only ones who have ever conducted business that way. I also believe the reason you…

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