Boxing News At Five | Aug 20 2019

Boxing News at Five: Kubrat Pulev says “scared” Tyson Fury is using his name to get some PR, Tim Tszyu wants Kell Brook fight

Kubrat Pulev denies he is running scared of Tyson Fury, and Tim Tszyu likes the idea of fighting either Kell Brook or Dennis Hogan next
Kubrat Pulev waits for title shot  |  Action Images/Reuters/Morris Mac Matzen

HEAVYWEIGHTS be warned: you can’t just accuse Kubrat Pulev of giving you the swerve and expect to get away with it.

Pulev, the number one-ranked heavyweight according to the IBF, was apparently one of a few heavyweights who turned down the chance to fight Tyson Fury on September 14 and should therefore be blamed for the fact Otto Wallin then received the nod. With no other options available, Team Fury were left with no option for to choose the Swede. Or so the story goes.

This, however, is not strictly true, according to Pulev.