‘I would NOT ACCEPT it!’ declares Pulev
- Pulev is the mandatory challenger for AJ’s IBF title
- The Bulgarian has declared he will not take a pay-off to step aside and allow AJ fight Fury
- Mental Health and Psychosocial considerations during the COVID-19 Pandemic
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.
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.
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.