Pulev & Miller Wonder What Fury Is Talking About
This past week, Tyson Fury asserted that he had offers to top heavyweights, including Jarrell Miller and Kubrat Pulev, and that all but Otto Wallin stepped up to fight him this September in Las Vegas.
Yet, both Pulev and Miller, who have spent a fair portion of 2019 mired in controversy, claim they never saw, heard, or knew of an offer from Fury and his representatives Bob Arum and Frank Warren.
“How can we turn down a fight we were never officially offered,” Greg Cohen, Miller’s co-promoter said to BoxingScene.com. “Yes, we spoke with Top Rank (Fury’s co-promoter) about the fight—I would describe those talks as tangential conversations, at best.
Pulev went further in his assertion, saying Fury never sent an offer because he is scared of the 38-year-old fighter. “Fury is using me and some other boxers that he knows are currently unavailable for different reasons, just so he can get some PR,” said Pulev in a piece published by Bad Left Hook. “A few years ago, Fury refused a fight with me and not because he wasn’t available like I am right now. He was available. He was just scared!”
“Fury’s turn will come and, when it does, I will make him just as powerless as his cousin, who also used to talk a lot.”
“Maybe Mr. Fury was led to believe that we were offered the fight and that we declined,” Cohen continued. “But I’m not going to waste time wondering why he would make such a claim.
“What I can tell you is that, a month from now, Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller will be free from the WBA suspension,” Cohen said of the six-month ban handed Miller due to failing a test one month before a June 1st fight against Anthony Joshua.
“Once he’s cleared, we will happily entertain any real fight offer that is made to us. By then, it won’t be as easy for others to mention his name without having to actually follow through.”