Mariusz Wach put forward by EBU for Kubrat Pulev challenge

The European Boxing Union have announced that Polish puncher Mariusz Wach has the opportunity to negotiate a clash with current heavyweight title holder Kubrat Pulev.

Wach, 36, has been put forward by the EBU due to a comeback victory over Brazilian Marcelo Nascimento last month and will be able to challenge Pulev should both parties come to an agreement.

Pulev won the European strap with an impressive win over Dereck Chisora a week prior to Wach’s victory and has been in good form since losing out to Wladimir Klitschko in what was his only career defeat in 2014. The Bulgarian is highly-rated by all organisations as a second world title opportunity beckons, although Wach will be hoping to spoil the 35 year-old’s party once details of the bout are ironed out.

A reverse at the hands of Klitschko also blemishes Wach’s record from 2012, whilst Alexander Povetkin saw out a stoppage triumph when the pair collided for the WBC silver belt last November.

Previous drugs controversies seem to be firmly behind Wach following honest statements in the past as the 6ft 7ins brute finally aims to secure a recognised title on the back of years of missed chances.