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Whyte to fight in Bulgaria?

'The Bodysnatcher' may have to win on the road in his quest for a world title shot.

By Aaron Cooper   - @intuboxingfm

Dillian Whyte's journey to a world title shot has been long, arduous and undoubtedly frustrating for the man the boxing world knows as 'The Bodysnatcher'. Since losing to Anthony Joshua for the vacant British title in 2015, Whyte has reeled off seven successive victories. Most recently and perhaps most impressively dispatching of former WBA champion, Lucas Browne in a chilling sixth-round knockout. 

Whyte certainly has options for his next bout, both of which will provide the sternest test of his career since facing the now unified champion several years ago. 

News that the International Boxing Federation has ordered him to fight Bulgaria's Kubrat Pulev is not new news. But for those who might not be aware, both Matchroom and Sauerland promotions LOST the purse bid that was called for the bout last Thursday. Hearn put in a bid a little over $833,300, Sauerland putting in a bid of slightly less. Both bids were dwarfed by a bid that came in at nearly DOUBLE that of both world-renowned promoters. The winning bid came in at $1.5 million and was won by Epic Sports & Entertainment and tabled by Ivalov Gotzev a fellow Bulgarian who wanted to hold the fight in Pulev's backyard. 

So it is decision time for Whyte as to whether he will accept the fight. A date of August 18th in either the Arena Armeec in Sofia, which last hosted Pulev in December 2016 and April 2017, or the Vasil Levski National Stadium, where the event could hold more than 30,000 people. Whyte will receive 25% of the purse (£282,000) in accordance with IBF rules. 

IntuBoxing expects a decision from the man who now calls Brixton home by the end of the month.