Triller Fight Club announced that heavyweight contender Jerry ‘The Slugger’ Forrest, (26-4-2, 20 KOs), of Newport News, VA will now face two-time world title challenger Kubrat ‘The Cobra’ Pulev (28-2 14 KOs), over ten rounds at the ‘Lineage of Greatness’ event set for Saturday, May 14 at the Forum in Los Angeles.
Forrest replaces Andrey Fedesov who was previously scheduled to face Pulev.
Forrest returns to battle following a hotly contested split-decision draw against top-rated heavyweight contender Michael Hunter on December 2, 2021 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City headlining TrillerVerz IV.
Earlier last year, Forrest battled to a majority draw against undefeated contender Zhilei Zhang, the fight taking place in Miami, FL at the Hard Rock Stadium on the undercard of the Canelo Alvarez / Avril Yildirim super middleweight world title Fight.
In the main event, Sergey Kovalev comes back from his knockout loss to Canelo Alvarez in 2019, to face heavy-handed Tervel Pulev, the 2012 bronze medalist at the Olympic games and the younger brother of two-time heavyweight world title challenger Kubrat Pulev.
Also featured on the undercard, son of a legend, Evan ‘Yung Holy’ Holyfield (9-0, 6 KOs), will compete in a scheduled six-rounder in the junior middleweight division. He is the son of three-time heavyweight world champion Evander ‘The Real Deal’ Holyfield. He will face Maurice Williams, 7-2-0 (3 KOs).