Boxer from Bulgaria Kubrat Pulev (27-1, 14 KOS) became the mandatory Challenger for the IBF title, which at the end of the year will stand at stake in the rematch between Andy Ruiz (33-1, 22 KOs) and Anthony Joshua (22-1, 21 KO’s).
This informs the authoritative edition of BoxingScene.
International Boxing Federation ordered the winner of the battle in Saudi Arabia to document the conduct of the battle with the leader of the rating until may 31, 2020.
Thus, the decision of the Federation has delayed the receipt by the Ukrainian Alexander Usik (16-0, 12 KO’s) in the title match in new weight categories, which according to the decision of the WBO would have to fight with the winner of the duel as the official Challenger for the belt organization within 180 days.
The battle Joshua Ruiz will take place on December 7 in Saudi Arabia at the arena in Riyadh. This decision was taken by the teams of boxers.
As we know, Oleksandr Usyk has already started in the US preparing for his debut fight in the heavyweight division. Rival Cirrus should be Carlos Takam (36-5-1, 28 KO’s), the battle which was to be held in may.