Kubrat Pulev: I have 1-2 steps more before a world title bout

“I would like to thank for this award. I respect and appreciate the small gestures and always will. I wish myself 2017 to be successfulfor me and I pray only for health,” said Kubrat Pulev, who received The best Bulgarian athlete monthly award for December 2016. Just a month ago he won the Intercontinental tile of WBA.

CONCLUSION …

“This Intercontinental belt is not just a game and a match against Samuel Peter. These are all games through the years of hard work and all victories behind me. This led me to this successful road, and to the match for the Intercontinental belt as well. It was a nice match on home soil, though I was injured and I had concerns. I am very happy.  As we all saw, Peter was not well prepared, but he isalways a dangerous opponent. The atmosphere was good, as far as I could, I tried to give maximum confidence to all Bulgarians and people, who came in the arena.

ON HOME SOIL …

“This was not my last fight in Bulgaria. We negotiate and probably will organize another one again on on home soil. Everything is aquestion of negotiations, interests and money. But in April it is quite possible to see me again on the ring in Sofia. “

THE DREAM OF A WORLD TITLE …

“I think I have another 1-2 steps up to fight for the world title. I will give whatever it takes, but  at the end you know that God decides. Iwill do everything possible to make such a fight and will do my best to win it. For me it doesn’t matter against whom – I’m a pure racer, I love challenges. It makes me alive and happy. “

TRAINING AND TRAINING AGAIN …

 “I would like to thank for all my Bulgarian coaches, who helped me through the years to be the athlete I am today. I will not change a lot for the future. But the most important now become the little things, the details that need to be cleared. I work very hard on defence, accuracy and force of the impact, because I should resolve games faster and more decisively. In the same time I should not assume a huge risk, because the floor is not so far away. “

THE INTRIGUE IN HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION…

“The most prestigious belt is held by Deontay Wilder and I think the Americans will not give it so easy. American boxing should not be underestimated, it is at a very high level.  Globally the things turned into much more interesting afther the loss of Wladimir. The intrigue is back. That’s why David Haye is back in the ring. “

AFTER KLITCHKO – JOSHUA …

“Everything is a matter of interest. What is the latest is that now I wait for the winner between these two. The winner is required to fightwith me. So, at the end of the year there should be such a match.”