Despite his injury that forced him to cancel the fight for the world title in Cardiff, Kubrat Pulev is still the official contender for the most wanted title – the heavyweight.

This is the official statement of the International Boxing Federation. They are explicit that the Bulgarian boxer will not lose his spot in the world rang list and from now on it will be only a matter of time to be decided when will be the new date for Kubrat Pulev and Anthony Joshua’s match. Instead of Kubrat, Carlos Takam will get in the ring on 28 October – the #3 in the best boxer chart in heavyweight who is directly after The Cobra.

The only condition that Pulev has to take into account is that he will have to wait for the mandatory defend for Joshua’s belts from the other world federations. That process might take a few months.