Kubrat Pulev co-promoter Ivaylo Gotzev has notified Anthony Joshua’s team that they will take legal action if their fight does not happen next.
Initially, the Bulgarian IBF mandatory challenger was expected to happen on June 20, but the coronavirus pandemic caused the match to be pushed back.
It is now being scheduled for December 12 and appears close to a done deal, however Gotzev is still troubled that AJ could try to jump straight to a big fight with Tyson Fury.
As it is now, Fury is aiming for a third meeting with Deontay Wilder, however the recent silence by Wilder has caused speculation that the two Brits could meet sooner than expected.
Gotzev in an interview state that: “There is something that they have always observed at their [Joshua’s] end.
“ Soonest that door will be closed with a legal action if they break our deal and our contract.
“There are some high degree attorneys in England and some very honest courts, so it will be whether they want to resolve it or not.
“ In my opinion I believe AJ and his promoter will do what is right and do as they say and complete the deal.
“Through blood sweat and tears Kubrat stand to challenge AJ.
Will they reject his rights, can they all overrule his rights? That’s completely up to them if they want to try that.
“They should respect the rules of the IBF. There’s a certified agreement. We are very happy that We are in the final stages of closing the deal,
“We’re rewriting the original contract and it’s finally going in the right direction that keeps both sides happy.
“It’s now up to AJ team to agree to their part.
It will be easier for us to put pen into paper
“You must go into foreign lands and conquer in other To become a champion and Kubrat has made up his mind to do so.
“That’s where the win will be the sweetest and the most legitimate. Let’s do it in London.
“We’re going for the knockout. Kubrat is a man’s man. He has the skill, talent and he’s going to shake the boxing world.
“The question is: Is AJ a man or is he still a mama’s boy?
“Kubrat have a little chance to win, AJ is a physical specimen, he’s like Apollo Creed and we’re bringing in Rocky.
“When he knocks AJ down that’s the end of Matchroom’s reign.”