Dereck Chisora v Kubrat Pulev purse bid pushed back to March 18

A mandatory European heavyweight title clash between current champion Dereck Chisora and undefeated Kubrat Pulev has been given an extra week to be decided.

The purse bid with the EBU, which was scheduled to take place on March 11, has now been extended until March 18 as negotiations continue on what course is best for both fighters.

A encounter between Chisora and Pulev has been rumoured for some weeks, despite the fact that ‘Del Boy’ is set for a high profile rematch with Tyson Fury in the summer, although some believe the high-ranking clash is more worthy of a world title.

It’s now up to the promoters of both fighters to discuss whether to put the bout on ice or thrash out an agreement for the late spring as Fury would no doubt want a crack at the winner whatever happens.

Chisora, 30, is in the form of his career after racking up five straight wins since his crushing loss to compatriot David Haye, whilst 32 year-old Pulev is yet to taste defeat through 19 professional contests.

The Bulgarian last fought when taking out Fury’s latest foe Joey Abell in five rounds last December and Pulev could now be debating whether to revisit the European belt after previously holding the blue strap in 2012.

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