Jerry Forrest to face Kubrat Pulev on short notice, replaces Fedosov

Jerry’ The Slugger’ Forrest is being called to pinch-hit.

Forrest (26-4-2, 20 KOs), of Newport News, Virginia, will now face former two-time world title challenger Kubrat ‘The Cobra’ Pulev (28-2 14 KOs), over ten rounds in a Triller Fight Club featured bout on May 14 at the Forum in Los Angeles.

The 33-year-old southpaw replaces Andrey Fedesov, who was previously slated to box Pulev.

Forrest returns to the ring for the first time following a split decision draw against Michael Hunter last December 2 in New York City. The fight marked the second draw in a row for the Louisiana-born boxer, who fought unbeaten contender Zhilei Zhang to a draw on the undercard of the Canelo Alvarez-Avni Yildirim mandatory super middleweight world title unification last February in Miami.

In the main event, Sergey Kovalev comes back from a 30-month layoff to face heavy-handed Tervel Pulev, a 2012 Olympic bronze medalist and the younger brother of the aforementioned Pulev.

Also featured on the undercard, Evan’ Yung Holy’ Holyfield (9-0, 6 KOs), the son of legendary world champion Evander ‘The Real Deal’ Holyfield, will face Maurice Williams (7-2, 3 KOs) in a scheduled six-rounder at 154-pounds.

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