September 6 Hamburg date touted for Klitschko v Pulev clash
The World Heavyweight Championship fight between IBF mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev and Wladimir Klitschko is on. Purse bids ended on June 17 and the IBF made an announcement in the afternoon.
At the official bid yesterday in New Jersey (USA), Klitschko’s representatives K2 secured the fight with a bid of 7,250.131 million US dollars and afterwards these comments were made by the number one contender for the world heavyweight title Kubrat Pulev: ”It does not matter to me when and where the fight takes place. I am ready to beat Klitschko and become Heavyweight Champion,” said the unbeaten Bulgarian.
“The fight could take place on September 6 at Hamburg’s O2 World,” added Pulev’s promoter Kalle Sauerland
”We look forward to a big fight between two evenly matched boxers. Kubrat Pulev has the opportunity to write heavyweight history in this fight against the reigning champion Wladimir Klitschko.”
Klitschko, who also holds the WBO, WBA and IBF titles, is coming into the fight having successfully defended his four belts against World Boxing Organisation mandatory Alex Leapai in April.
The 37 year-old is undefeated himself in ten years, but some are suggesting that Pulev is set to give the formidable Ukrainian his toughest test in years.
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