Hughie Fury vs Kubrat Pulev

Hughie Fury to face Kubrat Pulev in IBF eliminator on October 27

Published On Monday, August 13, 2018By British Boxing News

Hughie Fury lands IBF eliminator fight with Kubrat Pulev on October 27

World title contender Hughie Fury (21-1) could land another world title shot if he can defeat Kubrat Pulev (25-1) in his next fight on October 27 in an IBF world title eliminator in Sofia, Blugaria.

Pulev, 35, has revealed that the fight was offered to two others who were unwilling to travel to his home town but current British champion Hughie Fury agreed immediately.

The Mancunian's sole career loss came against Joseph Parker in a WBO world title fight in September 2017. The 23-year-old had the home advantage, yet spent the full 12 rounds keeping out of the Kiwi's range, who chased after him for the entire fight. Two judges scored it widely for Parker at 110-118, with the third official ruling as a draw.

Pulev also has just one loss on his respectable resume when he challenged Wladimir Klitschko for the unified world heavyweight titles in November 2014 and was KO'd in the fifth round. He held the European heavyweight title twice between 2012 and 2016. He is the highest ranked heavyweight in the IBF standings with Fury just two places behind.

The winner will land a shot at heavyweight kingpin Anthony Joshua (21-0), who currently has the IBF, WBO, IBO and WBA 'Super' titles in his possession, which he defends against Alexander Povetkin on September 22 at Wembley Stadium.