News | Jul 13 2018

Hughie Fury next in line for Kubrat Pulev

Heavyweight contenders could meet as foiled Joshua challenger Kubrat Pulev eyes Hughie Fury fight
Hughie Fury
Sam Sexton v Hughie Fury - British Heavyweight Title  |  Action Images/Lee Smith

IT’S not been an easy year for Kubrat Pulev. He was due to box unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua in October as the mandatory IBF challenger. But injury forced him out of the contest. He now needs to fight his way back to the top of the rankings. But it has been a frustrating wait so far as he’s missed out on further opportunities.

He came close to getting a fight with highly rated Dillian Whyte. However the Briton, a former Anthony Joshua opponent, opted to meet Joseph Parker at the O2 on July 28.

American contender Jarrell Miller was in the frame for Pulev but that prospect fell through as Miller turned down the fight.