Arum could speak to Wilder and Pulev and get them to step aside

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  1. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Legendary promoter Bob Arum is Pulev’s promoter and he has spent the last three years dealing regularly with Wilder’s camp.
    “If Bob could speak to Wilder and Pulev and get them to step aside, then we would be willing to go straight into the Fury fight.'' Hearn said to the sun newspaper.
     
  2. Robney

    Robney ᴻᴼ ᴸᴼᴻᴳᴲᴿ ᴲ۷ᴵᴸ Full Member

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    Wishful thinking.
    As a boxfan I would hope it can happen, but be real here... It's a huge gamble for Wilder to let that fight happen, as he would lose all negotiation power if Joshua beats Fury and probably has to take a back seat with all those overdue mandatories in place. He wouldn't bring anything to the table, and wouldn't even be a mandatory for any of the belts himself.
    Pulev stepping aside for a good amount of money is possible, but probably only with a guarantee that he gets his shot before other mandatories, like Usyk and Whyte... which probably is hard to really guarantee at all.
     
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  3. Safin

    Safin Well-Known Member Full Member

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    If Kubrat Pulev has any ambition whatsoever, then that would be a foolish thing to do. He would be at least 40 before he got the gig. And many things can happen within that considerable period of time. For Deontay Wilder, it would make more sense.
     
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  4. Beyonce Wilder

    Beyonce Wilder Active Member Full Member

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    how much would he have to pay pulev to step aside?

    the money he'd get for fighting joshua would be immense compared to that.
     
  5. kostya by ko

    kostya by ko Boxing Addict Full Member

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    No. Better to get Wilder and Pulev completed one way or another IMO.

    Otherwise they're another Fres Oquendo scenario ...
     
  6. northpaw

    northpaw Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    There is no incentive (from Wilder or Pulev's standpoint) for either of them to step aside.
    With that being said, I feel like they both should.
     
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  7. Dubblechin

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    In other words, Hearn isn't confident Joshua or Fury can win their upcoming fights. And Hearn has no control to stop either fight.
     
  8. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Wilder is better than Pulev though and he`s not that young either at 35.
     
  9. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Fury is a tougher fight for AJ than Pulev and Wildder cannot beat Fury, what are you trying to suggest?
     
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  10. Chuck Norris

    Chuck Norris Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    It's a load of bull****.
     
  11. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 The Original 101.3 Full Member

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    Not going to happen
    It would leave the cult of Haymon with no real stakes in the HW division
     
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  12. Dubblechin

    Dubblechin Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I didn't suggest anything. I think I stated it pretty clearly.

    Hearn isn't confident Fury and Joshua can both win their upcoming fights.

    And he shouldn't be.

    Wilder's already floored Fury twice. And Joshua was down four times against a guy who arguably isn't even as good as Pulev, and he (Joshua) looked terrified of getting hit last time out.
     
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  13. alfonso

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    Incentive. Have them fight each other winner fights AJ Fury winner and chance to have all the belts.
     
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  14. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Pulev is 38 and hasn`t beaten a top 10 fighter in years his hands aren`t as quick as Ruiz`s were and his chin isn`t as good, AJ is clearly the better fighter and Wilder was destroyed by Fury.
     
  15. LoadedGlove

    LoadedGlove Well-Known Member Full Member

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    You're a good contributor Dubble and usually talk a lot of sense but you are seriously off the deep end with all this Wilder stuff.
     
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