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Teper-Ustinov Ordered To Fight For EBU Crown

By Per Ake Persson

Erkan Teper (14-0) got Belarus giant Alexander Ustinov (30-2) as co-challenger for the vacant EBU heavyweight title. The EBU are now calling for purse bids and all bids will be opened May 5 at noon (Rome time).

Ustinov fought for the same title in 2012 but got knocked out by Kubrat Pulev but have since bounced back with wins over David Tua and Chauncey Welliver and was hours away from fighting Tyson Fury last summer when he stepped in for the injured Dereck Chisora only to have Fury pull out on the day of the fight due to family problems.

Teper has never fought at the level Ustinov has but took out Michael Sprott in the first round in 2013 and beat Newfel Outah (now an AIBA pro) and Johan Duhaupas after that.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Cen fath? on 04-21-2015

[QUOTE=Slowhand;15588327]Right. Every fight should be for the Undisputed Championship Of The Universe.[/QUOTE] Thank you. Open up your eyes, folks: at present, there simply aren't many "great" matchups to be had. How many times have I read on here that Fury…

Comment by Paddy Mashdown on 04-21-2015

[QUOTE=BostonGuy;15586899]He blatantly ducked Kubrat Pulev and Alex Ustinov and he'll avoid Wladimir for anther fight or two[/QUOTE] He "ducked" Pulev to get a 3 million pound payday with massive exposure against David Haye. That or fighting Pulev in some leisure…

Comment by Slowhand on 04-21-2015

[QUOTE=BostonGuy;15586837]The heavyweight division doesn't need these mediocre matchups[/QUOTE] Right. Every fight should be for the Undisputed Championship Of The Universe.

Comment by ScottWeiland on 04-20-2015

[QUOTE=knockoutkid;15586848]fury will fight anybody, i dont think he ducked anybody, especially price who ducked him, he had the belts yet relinquished em rather than fight fury.[/QUOTE] Price and Maloney tried everything to get Fury in the ring, they tried humilate…

Comment by dammage7 on 04-20-2015

good fight

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