Heavyweight king Wladimir Klitschko has been forced to postpone his fight with the unbeaten Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev.
38-year-old Ukrainian Klitschko has torn bicep muscles in training and his originally planned September 6 bout in Hamburg will now have to wait.
Klitschko appeared to be in great shape coming into the final weeks of preparation in a camp which included the likes of Kevin Johnson, Malik Scott and Britain's very own Anthony Joshua.
To have a young boxer like Joshua in your camp as an experienced campaigner who has been in so many fights in his glittering career will motivate him to keep working hard. To have a young boxer who will be looking to push you and learn from the likes of Klitschko will keep him sharp himself.
Fans will not have to wait too long to see Klitschko take on Pulev, though, with him taking to social media to confirm the new date of November 15.
Lack of credible challengers
Pulev holds a record of 20 wins with 11 by way of knockout and would appear a more legitimate challenge than some of Klitschko's recent opponents. The likes of Alex Leapai, Alexander Povetkin, Francesco Pianeta, Mariusz Wach, Tony Thompson and Jean Marc Mormeck have fought Klitschko since his fight with David Haye and he has been untested.
Klitschko has gone about his work with absolute dominance and has looked leagues above his opponents in the ring.
He has received huge criticism for his level of opponents but until recent times there has been a real lack of talent in the heavyweight division.
Wladimir - along with his recently retired brother Vitali - have dominated the division for years but they haven't gone about their work in the most exciting and fan-friendly way and the division has stagnated.
Hopefully Pulev can provide more of a challenge to Klitschko and give the fans what they want but the chance of that appears slim. Pulev's come forward style with little head movement seems made for Klitschko's style.
It is likely that Klitschko will pick apart and break down Pulev with his trademark jab and will dominate the fight in a similar fashion to many of his other victories.
What boxing fans really want to see is Klitschko fight the likes of Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder who many feel would push and possibly even defeat him.
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