Pulev warns Joshua to either fight or vacate the title

Ruben Hill
May 23, 2020

Warren also revealed that an offer has been received for Fury to fight Wilder in the Far East, but refused to confirm Macau in China was the location. If he loses to Pulev, so close, but so far away.

Pulev says he can not understand why they are still postponing instead of fixing a date and venue and getting to work. In heavyweight boxing, you can never count your chickens before they hatch, so one fight at a time.

"You know what? There are going to be bigger fights (than Fury) because I'm not going anywhere", Joshua said. "It was a while ago, Cardiff Arms Park".

His £1million plan is to open with the all-Brit world title clash between Terri Harper and Natasha Jonas in mid-July, before closing with Dillian Whyte's WBC interim heavyweight title fight against Alexander Povetkin in the first or second Saturday in August.

Whyte is scheduled to receive a mandatory shot at Fury's world title by February 2021 at the latest.

Whyte, whose only career defeat came against Joshua in 2015, feels Fury would have fought him already if he did not know he would be in for a testing outing.

"He's the one who came out and said he beat me up in the gym and stuff like that". He just talks rubbish, I'm just sick and exhausted of it.

"If, for some reason, Wilder is not available to fight Fury, then Whyte must get that fight now". Let's get it on.

Fury holds the WBC belt, while AJ is the WBO, WBA and IBF champion, meaning the victor of a bout between the pair would be crowned unified, undisputed world champion.

The prospect of accepting a pay-off to allow Joshua to the opportunity to become undisputed champion isn't something Pulev is willing to entertain, especially after allowing "AJ" a rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr late past year. "I'm here to make history". Me and Tyson Fury sparred and I bashed him about and dropped him on multiple occasions.

"Logically to prove yourself as No 1, I have to fight Tyson Fury".

There is also a strong push for Fury to face Anthony Joshua in a unification contest after that, but Whyte is exhausted of being the odd man out.

Matchroom Boxing boss Hearn has ended speculation that Wilder and Pulev could accept a "step aside" deal to allow Joshua-Fury to happen next.

"Wilder is not going to be stepping aside so [Pulev] is the fight for us", Hearn told Sky Sports.

"I had a conversation saying, "Wilder is not stepping aside, we will take care of that fight, you take care of the Pulev fight, but let's get a deal done for 2021".

"We have no problem signing now to fight Fury in 2021".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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