Earlier this week it was revealed that the IBF wrote to Whyte’s promoter ordering an eliminator between him and Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev. Now things have taken a further turn.
What a difference a year or two makes.
Since suffering the sole loss of his pro career via the vicious knockout hands of Anthony Joshua – Whyte has come back a better fighter and is now once more a man in demand.
It was thought that a fight against WBC champion Deontay Wilder was next up for Whyte.
Although a spanner was put in the works when the IBF ordered a final eliminator between him and Pulev this week for champion Anthony Joshua’s IBF title.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Pulev’s promoter Sauerland said today:
“We have accepted the position and we’re ready to go.”
Given the close working relationship between Sauerland and Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Sport, this fight seems like a very straight forward one to make.
This also frees up both Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder next up, in theory, as a mega fight to be made.
Then again don’t hold your breath on it.
It appears negotiations are far from been concluded just yet.
What a fight in Whyte and Pulev next up however.
Pulev’s technical boxing acumen is going to put Whyte’s improvement as a fighter to the test – no doubt about it.