Klitsachko to fight Pulev

Source:Agencies-Global Times Published: 2014-5-9 0:18:01

Undisputed heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko has been ordered to defend his International Boxing Federation (IBF) title against unbeaten Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev, the latter's promoter said Thursday.

Klitschko defended his titles - which include the World Boxing Association and World Boxing Organization (WBO) belts as well as the IBF strap - two weeks ago against Australian Alex Leapai, whom he stopped in the fifth round.

That was a mandatory WBO defense and now the IBF have declared 33-­year-old Pulev as their mandatory challenger.

Pulez, who has 20 wins from as many fights with 11 of those coming inside the distance, is widely regarded as the best of the rest beside Klitschko in the heavyweight division.

No date has been set for the clash but it may not necessarily happen in Klitschko's next bout.

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