Kubrat Pulev vs Hughie Fury is on for 27th of October in Bulgaria.
Hughie Fury, the 23-Year-old UK champion in the heavyweight category (21 wins, 11 by knockout) put his signature to a contract that turned him officially into the next rival of Kubrat Pulev (25 wins, 13 by knockout).
Team Pulev can now confirm 100% that the date of the match is October 27th, and the place is the Armeec Arena in Sofia.
The stakes are huge as whoever wins the match will acquire the status of an official contender for the world title and will receive the right to enter the ring against current champion of the planet Anthony Joshua.
Fury is the cousin of former Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury, who managed to dethrone Wladimir Klitschko in a duel held on November 29, 2015 in Germany.
Kubrat Pulev will again please the Bulgarian lovers of combat sports at his place.
On December 3, 2016, Kubrat brutally knocked out Nigerian Samuel Peter for the vacant title of the InterContinental champion of the World Boxing Association. On April 28, 2017, the elder of the two Pulev brothers defended his belt again by knockout, this time against American Kevin Johnson.
Pulev goes back to the ring in Sofia for the third time in the last almost two years, with the stakes clear – attacking the 26th success in professional boxing and for the third time the position of a contender for the most prestigious title – the world heavyweight championship.
In 2014, he faced Vladimir Klitschko in Hamburg, in the autumn of 2017 he had to do it against Anthony Joshua in Cardiff, but then injury stopped him from participating.
Further news on Pulev is that he has now split with Sauerland. Pulev, 37, said: “Everything happened 10 days ago. I paid $150,000 because of the early termination of the contract,” according to Reuters.
“We pursue different interests and we have a different ideology. I think everyone should pursue his goals in his own way and that’s good for all. And I had to pay for it,” he added.