Pulev Happy To Bring Miller To Bulgaria
Kubrat Pulev took to Twitter this week as he welcomed Jarrell Miller to Bulgaria in preparation of their heavyweight title eliminator.
“I’m happy to welcome Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller to Bulgaria. It will be an opportunity to showcase this exciting heavyweight matchup between us in front of grateful boxing fans,” Pulev announced via Twitter.
On Wednesday, Epic Sports & Entertainment would once again snag the purse for an IBF title eliminator featuring Pulev, as they bid $2,111,111 for a fight between the Bulgarian and Miller. This exceeds the amount placed by Epic in May for a Pulev and Dillian Whyte title eliminator, which was $1.5 million. The fight would not materialize due to Whyte being scheduled against former WBO champion Joseph Parker.
“Miller’s promoter told the IBF that they wanted the fight and that Miller was available,” said Ivaylo Gotzev, CEO of Epic Sports.
“Contracts have been sent and it’s time for this battle to take place on September 1st in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. There is so much at stake as this bout will determine the mandatory challenger for the Champion Anthony Joshua.”
“Bulgaria is a Land of Beauty with great hospitality ,” continued Gotzev.
“The red carpet will be laid out for Miller like he has never seen before and he and his team will be welcomed with open arms. Since we won the purse bid on Monday, we’ve been in regular contact with Jarrell’s co-promoters, Salita Promotions and Greg Cohen Promotions. We explored with them doing the event here in the U.S., but Miller is apparently not yet a big enough draw to interest the major U.S. boxing networks and they have all turned down doing the fight here which is why we are taking it to Europe, where Kubrat is a huge celebrity and draw. All that is left is for Miller to sign.”
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