After suffering an injury during training camp, WBA/WBO/IBF/IBO Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko pulled out of his September 6 fight against Kubrat Pulev. Klitschko's camp announced today that the fight has been rescheduled to November 15. The venue of the fight remains the O2 World Arena in Hamburg, Germany.
"I am delighted that the title defense can still take place in Hamburg. The atmosphere here is always gigantic," Klitschko said in a statement. "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."
At 38 years old, Klitschko (62-3, 53 KOs) has tallied 16 successful title defenses, which ranks him third behind Joe Louis (25) and Larry Holmes (20).
Pulev (20-0, 11 KOs), 33, hails from Bulgaria, and is the former European Heavyweight Champion. Pulev earned his shot at Klitschko's titles by scoring a unanimous decision over American heavyweight Tony Thompson last year.