Joe Joyce’s group have expressed desire in a fight from former environment title challenger Kubrat Pulev, states the Bulgarian heavyweight’s promoter Ivaylo Gotzev.
The British contender is within touching length of a entire world title combat soon after a stoppage victory about Carlos Takam in July.
But Joyce is evaluating his potential selections, which could include a clash with Pulev, who was stopped by Anthony Joshua whilst challenging for the WBA, IBF and WBO belts final December.
“He’s surely looking ahead to some good clashes this coming year, 2022,” Pulev’s promoter Gotzev informed Sky Sports activities.
“We have been receiving a whole lot of provides. Joe Joyce is hunting for us.
“Kubrat is certainly not a stepping stone for no-just one, so we’re likely to decide and choose our battles, and get him back to in which he feels wonderful.
“It really is all about how he would like to enter the ring and how lengthy he would like to preserve heading for.”
Pulev, who has only dropped to Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko in 30 fights, can make an not likely return this weekend in a Triad Overcome Regulations bout versus former UFC winner Frank Mir.
If he emerges victorious, then negotiations could be resumed about an additional fight in Britain.
Asked if he has been contacted by Joyce’s group, Gotzev told Sky Sports activities: “Sure, unquestionably. They are reaching out. They are speaking to us, but when they get critical, they know who to contact.
“I want to hear from (Joyce’s promoter) Frank Warren himself.”
Joyce has also been linked with a combat towards Tyson Fury, who is awaiting affirmation of his upcoming opponent, with the WBC nonetheless to announce an predicted required defence versus Dillian Whyte.
“Joyce will struggle anybody,” Joyce’s administration SJAM advised Sky Sporting activities. “He’s never ever turned down a battle and now he’s prepared for the authentic elite of heavyweight boxing.
“He’s No 1 with the WBO and No 2 with the WBC and he wants to win belts. I’m speaking to his promoters (headed by Frank Warren) routinely and they know what our targets are.
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“A struggle with a boxer of Fury’s high-quality is a little something he would relish.
“Joe’s toughness and motor are a match for everyone in the sport.”