Joshua vs Pulev

Aug 28, 2014
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Alot of sites are reporting it, hopefully we got Ortiz or Wilder instead

 
Jun 7, 2012
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Wonder what Pulev is gunning for? Maybe he thinks he could get Wilder or Hughie/Fury, win and then fight Joshua?
 
Jun 9, 2013
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It can't be a bottlejob surely. Even if you know you'll get battered you'd just take a dive and collect the fight purse. Can only imagine he's been given some kind of step aside money. Makes no sense otherwise. If he has then he's probably won the game, imagine being paid not to fight Joshua.
 
Aug 28, 2014
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CUBRAT PULEV: CONGRATULATION BETWEEN JOSHUA AND ZUERLAND, NOT WITH ME Negotiations are being held without even asking. But this is not the final of the Republican championship, but the battle for the world title, broke the native pride in the heavyweight category. - Kubrat, can you confirm officially the news of your game against Anthony Joshua for the world title? - Unfortunately, with my promoters we are not at all in sync. First of all, no one has notified me of an end date. We had talks on this topic, but we have not understood anything in particular. In general, my communication with Kale Sauerland and the company manager has not been good for quite some time. We were discussing the upcoming fight a while ago, but we did not come to anything concrete. The place where I realized that this date remains solid is the media. Foreign and Bulgarian. "What you say sounds shocking. Still, are you the man who is supposed to get on the ring and face Joshua? Right?! - Absolutely. I read and listened to how everything was solved, a date, a place of the fight, and all that I understand from the media. Just that we are not talking about the finals of the Republican Championship, but about the battle for the world title! - From your answers, it is clear that the match negotiations are held without much interest in your opinion, in the most important match in your career? "Yes, the conversations started more seriously two weeks ago. First we waited for Klitschko to say whether he would take revenge, then rushed to negotiate the meeting, but with the thought of commission, not victory. If for some people a match against Anthony Joshua is a unique opportunity to work millions, for me things look different! I've never been to the ring, driven by the thought of what and how much I will win. The financial part is not the most important now. I want to get into the ring, be prepared, ready to fight for victory! - October 28 in Cardiff. This has already been referred to as formal and final and as agreed ... - Since I have been the position of an official contender for the world title, I repeat that I need at least 3-4 months of time in which to be able to fully train and prepare professionally for such a collision. And I stand behind my words. The talks between Joshua and Klitschko's headquarters went half a year before their meeting. Why should I be bored with these two weeks? "You may find it difficult to preserve yourself mentally in this situation, which is mildly unprofessional and shocking for an organization like the Sauerland ..." - Oh, no, no. I'm mentally so healthy that I can easily carry a lot more load. But here we are talking about my career. I have not labored and I have not struggled for so many years that someone else should let me ignore and play with my destiny. I have a lot of energy and I want to set it right, to prepare well because this game for me is a huge challenge and opportunity and I know I can win.
 
Aug 28, 2014
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So basically because he was waiting on Klitschko to announce whether hes retiring or not now he has 2 months to prepare for Joshua so he wants more time
 
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Jun 5, 2013
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Disappointed in pulev.

It would have been October 28th in Cardiff (outdoors at that time?) so we can only hope the date stays.
 
Jun 4, 2012
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Get Ortiz in then. Pulev knew he was next in line, so he should have been training for fitness anyway, and then he would still have had over 2 months to prepare tactically for Joshua. It better not be a Whyte rematch, as nothing has happened since their bout to make it more interesting or remotely more in favour of Whyte. Likewise, it better not be Miller.

Ortiz was the next mandatory anyway, so get him in for October. Much more interesting fight than Pulev anyway.
 
Dec 29, 2014
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CUBRAT PULEV: CONGRATULATION BETWEEN JOSHUA AND ZUERLAND, NOT WITH ME Negotiations are being held without even asking. But this is not the final of the Republican championship, but the battle for the world title, broke the native pride in the heavyweight category. - Kubrat, can you confirm officially the news of your game against Anthony Joshua for the world title? - Unfortunately, with my promoters we are not at all in sync. First of all, no one has notified me of an end date. We had talks on this topic, but we have not understood anything in particular. In general, my communication with Kale Sauerland and the company manager has not been good for quite some time. We were discussing the upcoming fight a while ago, but we did not come to anything concrete. The place where I realized that this date remains solid is the media. Foreign and Bulgarian. "What you say sounds shocking. Still, are you the man who is supposed to get on the ring and face Joshua? Right?! - Absolutely. I read and listened to how everything was solved, a date, a place of the fight, and all that I understand from the media. Just that we are not talking about the finals of the Republican Championship, but about the battle for the world title! - From your answers, it is clear that the match negotiations are held without much interest in your opinion, in the most important match in your career? "Yes, the conversations started more seriously two weeks ago. First we waited for Klitschko to say whether he would take revenge, then rushed to negotiate the meeting, but with the thought of commission, not victory. If for some people a match against Anthony Joshua is a unique opportunity to work millions, for me things look different! I've never been to the ring, driven by the thought of what and how much I will win. The financial part is not the most important now. I want to get into the ring, be prepared, ready to fight for victory! - October 28 in Cardiff. This has already been referred to as formal and final and as agreed ... - Since I have been the position of an official contender for the world title, I repeat that I need at least 3-4 months of time in which to be able to fully train and prepare professionally for such a collision. And I stand behind my words. The talks between Joshua and Klitschko's headquarters went half a year before their meeting. Why should I be bored with these two weeks? "You may find it difficult to preserve yourself mentally in this situation, which is mildly unprofessional and shocking for an organization like the Sauerland ..." - Oh, no, no. I'm mentally so healthy that I can easily carry a lot more load. But here we are talking about my career. I have not labored and I have not struggled for so many years that someone else should let me ignore and play with my destiny. I have a lot of energy and I want to set it right, to prepare well because this game for me is a huge challenge and opportunity and I know I can win.
So Pulev is essentially a little bitch? Klitschko retired on the 3rd August, that's basically 3 months to October 28th. And even then, this wasn't exactly a complete surprise, was always on the cards.
 
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beadybea

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Not entirely surprised about this - Pulev dragged his heels over the Wlad fight as well. Everything is up in the air now with WBC, IBF & WBA and I think Stiverne's decision on whether to enforce the mandatory with Wilder or take step aside money will be key.

Right now I'm really not sure what will happen but have a feeling we'll get Wilder vs Ortiz and Joshua vs Whyte next.
 
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Pulev doesn't want anything to do with AJ - I think this is pretty clear. Hearn must be extremley pissed hopefully IFL catch up with him in Vegas for one of his updates
 
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CUBRAT PULEV: CONGRATULATION BETWEEN JOSHUA AND ZUERLAND, NOT WITH ME Negotiations are being held without even asking. But this is not the final of the Republican championship, but the battle for the world title, broke the native pride in the heavyweight category. - Kubrat, can you confirm officially the news of your game against Anthony Joshua for the world title? - Unfortunately, with my promoters we are not at all in sync. First of all, no one has notified me of an end date. We had talks on this topic, but we have not understood anything in particular. In general, my communication with Kale Sauerland and the company manager has not been good for quite some time. We were discussing the upcoming fight a while ago, but we did not come to anything concrete. The place where I realized that this date remains solid is the media. Foreign and Bulgarian. "What you say sounds shocking. Still, are you the man who is supposed to get on the ring and face Joshua? Right?! - Absolutely. I read and listened to how everything was solved, a date, a place of the fight, and all that I understand from the media. Just that we are not talking about the finals of the Republican Championship, but about the battle for the world title! - From your answers, it is clear that the match negotiations are held without much interest in your opinion, in the most important match in your career? "Yes, the conversations started more seriously two weeks ago. First we waited for Klitschko to say whether he would take revenge, then rushed to negotiate the meeting, but with the thought of commission, not victory. If for some people a match against Anthony Joshua is a unique opportunity to work millions, for me things look different! I've never been to the ring, driven by the thought of what and how much I will win. The financial part is not the most important now. I want to get into the ring, be prepared, ready to fight for victory! - October 28 in Cardiff. This has already been referred to as formal and final and as agreed ... - Since I have been the position of an official contender for the world title, I repeat that I need at least 3-4 months of time in which to be able to fully train and prepare professionally for such a collision. And I stand behind my words. The talks between Joshua and Klitschko's headquarters went half a year before their meeting. Why should I be bored with these two weeks? "You may find it difficult to preserve yourself mentally in this situation, which is mildly unprofessional and shocking for an organization like the Sauerland ..." - Oh, no, no. I'm mentally so healthy that I can easily carry a lot more load. But here we are talking about my career. I have not labored and I have not struggled for so many years that someone else should let me ignore and play with my destiny. I have a lot of energy and I want to set it right, to prepare well because this game for me is a huge challenge and opportunity and I know I can win.
Yadda yadda yadda-shit his pants.
 

DB Cooper

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Not entirely surprised about this - Pulev dragged his heels over the Wlad fight as well. Everything is up in the air now with WBC, IBF & WBA and I think Stiverne's decision on whether to enforce the mandatory with Wilder or take step aside money will be key.

Right now I'm really not sure what will happen but have a feeling we'll get Wilder vs Ortiz and Joshua vs Whyte next.
Its like musical bloody chairs and you can bet the punters won't be happy when the music stops and they get to see who is where.
 
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