Klitschko-Pulev rescheduled for November 15

27/08/2014 15:23

Wladimir Klitschko's heavyweight world title defence against Kubrat Pulev has been rescheduled for November 15 at the O2 World arena in Hamburg, Germany.

The Ukrainian was originally due to defend his IBF, WBO and ‘super’ WBA titles against the unbeaten Bulgarian on September 6, but was forced to delay the bout due to a bicep injury.

 "I am delighted that the title defence can still take place in Hamburg. The atmosphere here is always gigantic," Klitschko said.

"Due to the injury, I am taking a break from training now and will then start again with the preparation for the fight against Kubrat Pulev."

The clash with Pulev will be Klitschko’s 26th heavyweight world championship fight. His professional record is currently 62 wins, with 52 KOs and only three defeats. 

In his last outing, 38-year-old Klitschko defeated Australia's Alex Leapai with a one-sided fifth round knockout in April.

Pulev, 33, should prove a much sterner test having risen up the rankings with a tally of 20 straight wins with 11 knockouts.