‘I would NOT ACCEPT it!’ declares Pulev

Kubrat Pulev has insisted that he will not step aside and allow Anthony Joshua fight Tyson Fury in a heavyweight unification clash.

‘I would NOT ACCEPT it!’ declares Pulev

Kubrat Pulev has insisted that he will not step aside and allow Anthony Joshua fight Tyson Fury in a heavyweight unification clash.

Reports had initially indicated that Pulev would be asked to step aside and allow the all-Britain fight to take place.

Takes of the mega-fight between the two Champions began earlier this month, with Wilder also been asked to ‘wait’ on his rematch fight against Fury.

AJ and Fury could fight sooner
There have been talks of an all-British fight between AJ and Fury to take place in the Middle East this year

Wilder, who triggered his rematch clause for a fight with Fury, is said to also be against the idea of stepping aside to allow the fight between AJ and Fury.

Pulev is meant to have an opportunity to take Joshua’s titles at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on July 25.

AJ and Pulev have THREE weeks to set Fight
But Pulev insists Joshua will have to face him in the ring instead of taking on Fury

They were originally meant to meet in October 2017 before various delays and other clashes meant the fight was moved to June 20 – before the coronavirus outbreak postponed it.

Speaking to the Daily Express, the Bulgarian stated:

I wouldn’t accept it. I see how people are afraid of me and are trying to face someone else before me. That’s not how a real world champion should act.