Chisora set to face Pulev for EBU title and IBF eliminator May 7

Pulev v ChisoraBrit Dereck Chisora 25-5, 17 KO’s is set to take on Bulgarian heavyweight Kubrat Pulev 22-1, 12 KO’s for the EBU heavyweight title and a chance to challenge for the IBF world heavyweight title the fighters promoters Team Sauerland have announced today.

The HEAVYWEIGHT BATTLE is set for may 7 at the Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany as part of a star studded night of boxing.

‘’This is a very important fight for me,’’ said Pulev, the 34 year-old from Sofia, Bulgaria. ‘’I learnt a lot from the Klitschko fight, but now I’m back and stronger than ever.

‘’Dereck is a good boxer, but I’m better, and I know I can beat him. I’m looking forward to the challenge and the chance to win back the European title. I’m sure the arena in Hamburg will be full of Bulgarians cheering me to victory.

‘’I know I have what it takes to be World Champion, and next time I will be successful, but for now, all my focus is on May 7 and Chisora. This is a fight I can’t afford to lose!’’

‘’Pulev has been on my radar for a while now,’’ said Chisora, the 32 year-old British-boxer from Finchley. ‘’He’s a great athlete and he has my respect, but come fight night, I’m not messing around. I’m coming to mess this guy up. I’m going to outwork him and out strength him. I’ll be all over him from the first bell.

‘’I’m excited for the opportunity. This is a chance for me to prove myself against one of the top fighters in the division and get back into a position to challenge for the World title. I’m in great shape. I’m training harder than ever and I’m ready to go. This is going to be one my best fights ever!’’


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