Bulgarian puncher Kubrat Pulev may have lost his world title bid against Wladimir Klitschko this year, but that isn’t the end of the argument as the two could be set for an ugly court battle in the near future.
Pulev is being sued by Klitschko for comments he made in interviews with WBN and other media outlets pre-fight – when the 33 year-old openly revealed his views on drug-testing, which he says was not the same for two fighters.
‘The Cobra’ was adamant that Klitschko was not subjected to the same stringent situpaltions from doping bodies that he was before their clash, something which in-turn prompted the four-belt world champion to act through his legal team.
“Klitschko was taking me to court even before we fought so he can make me nervous and uncomfortable. He didn’t succeed. Not now and not even back then. His claim about me is untenable and useless as I speak only the truth,” Pulev exclusively told World Boxing News.
“He has insulted me by calling me a buffoon and I could have sued him for that. I will soon sort that out though. Klitschko just doesn’t have grounds for a lawsuit. I am absolutely certain in what I am saying. I only say what I think and feel.”
On the possibility of Pulev earning a return with Klitschko to settle his differences in the ring despite his stoppage loss, he added: “Yes, I would like to and it will be manly of him if he does accept my challenge. I know he wouldn’t do it because luck isn’t always going to be on his side.”
Before another fight with Klitschko could happen, Pulev knows he needs to get back in the win column, and after watching Tyson Fury’s victory over Dereck Chisora on Saturday night, the 6ft 4ins fighter would be open to facing either in the future.
“I hope to be back in the beginning of 2105 and I would fight with Tyson Fury or Derek Chisora,” said Pulev, before switching his attention firmly back to Klitschko. “I even think that both of them could be able to beat Klitschko. It is all about proper strategy, tactics and chance.
“They fought a good fight and are both possibilities for me,” he added.