Bulgaria’s finest heavyweight boxer Kubrat Pulev (27-1) will be making his return to the ring this upcoming November 9th.
Sofia’s native had a long summer due to the notorious kiss scene with American “reporter” Jenny Sushefollowing his victory over Romania’s Bogdan Dinu. The license of “The Cobra” was temporarily suspended by the California State Athletic Commission, but later re-installed.
Now when everything is all set, done and most importantly in the past, Top Rank announced yesterday that the Bulgarian has a fight on his hand he should be worried about. Or maybe not.
The 38-year-old Pulev will face Rydell Booker (26-2). The American was once considered a Top 10 in the heavyweight division, but unfortunately for him, he served nearly 12 years in prison on a drug-dealing conviction between the Detroit native’s losses to Toney and Franklin.
Booker made his return to pro boxing in 2018 and since then he’s 4-1. The fight will be a co-main event to the bout between WBO junior lightweight champion Jamel Herring, who’ll make his first title defense against mandatory challenger Lamont Roach.
The event will take place in Fresno, California.
November 9 at Chukchansi Park: Jamel Herring-Lamont Roach Jr. 🥊 Stockton’s undefeated sensation Gabriel Flores Jr. to appear on the undercard!
— Fresno Grizzlies (@FresnoGrizzlies) October 8, 2019
Pulev is the mandatory challenger for the IBF world heavyweight title that around the waist of Andy Ruiz Jr. right now. Some time ago, the International Boxing Federation made it clear that whoever is the titleholder after December 7, he must defend the title against the Bulgarian no later than May 2020.