Ahead of a potential European title defense against Mariusz Wach, Bulgarian bruiser Kubrat Pulev will battle former WBC champion Samuel Peter on home soil next month.
The Sauerland promoted clash will take place in Sofia on December 3 at the Arena Armeec as Pulev bids to build on his one-sided win over Dereck Chisora in Hamburg last May opposite ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’.
Peter, 36, made a successful comeback from a two-year absence when retiring Juan Salas in three rounds on a bill in Mexico last week, but whether that will be sufficient preparation for Pulev on the back of such a long spell out remains to be seen.
The veteran reigned as WBC king for seven months back in 2008 until stopped in his tracks by Ukrainian powerhouse Vitali Klitschko and currently boasts a record of 36 wins against five losses.
Pulev was also a victim of the Klitschko brothers brute force when going down to his solitary defeat in 24 pro bouts against Wladimir two years ago.
There’s no doubting Pulev is much the fresher of the pair and the 35 year-old will go into the fight as a clear favourite to move on to either facing Wach as stipulated by the EBU or possibly ditch the blue belt in favour of a final eliminator for a world title.