Kubrat Pulev and Britain’s Hughie Fury will clash in an IBF heavyweight title eliminator at the at the Arena Armeec in Pulev’s hometown of Sofia, Bulgaria on October 27.
The winner of Pulev, 25-1-(13), and Fury, 21-1-(11) will face the winner of the September 22 showdown world heavyweight title clash between WBA/IBF and WBO champion Anthony Joshua and Russian challenger Alexander Povetkin.
The will be promoted by Ivaylo Gotzev and John Wirt’s Epic Sports and Entertainment, together with Fury’s promoter, Hennessey Sports, and will be broadcast live in the UK on Channel 5.
“The fact that Hughie Fury is coming to Bulgaria when many others ran away speaks volumes,” said Pulev. “I understand that he is very motivated because this is an eliminator fight for a chance at the world title. I suggest he stops thinking about the world title for a moment and come prepared for a real battle. I am already in beast mode and I’m hungry for my return in the ring!”
“It’s taken a lot of time to make this fight happen and I want to thank all of those involved,” said Hughie Fury. “I want to fight for world titles and to do that I need to beat the guys at the top of the division.”