Pulev Feels Whyte Fight Lands In Bulgaria
After missing his chance at Anthony Joshua in late 2017, Kubrat Pulev is looking to finalize a deal that sets him up for a crack at the British superstar.
Puley and Dillian Whyte have been ordered to battle to become the mandatory challenger for Joshua’s IBF world heavyweight title, and the native Bulgarian believes the fight will be on his turf.
“It is 95 percent sure that this game (against Whyte) will be held in Bulgaria,” the 37-year-old Pulev wrote on Facebook this week about a rumored August 18th fight.
“For me, it is most important to be able to make Bulgarian people happy, and such an event can really remain in history. There’ll be a real and incredible atmosphere.”
Pulev was forced to pull out of an October 2017 fight with Joshua due to a shoulder injury, then replaced by Carlos Takam.
Pulev believes a fight with Whyte, who doubles as a top contender for Deontay Wilder’s WBC world title, could draw 30,000 people to the city of Sofia’s Vasil Levski Stadium.
“The match will be staged (at a place) where as many people as possible can go and see it,” the Bulgarian added.
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