Ivaylo Gotzev, co-promoter for heavyweight contender Kubrat Pulev, says the Bulgarian boxer would love to get in the ring with British contender Dillian Whyte.

Last month, Pulev suffered the second defeat of his career - when he was stopped in nine rounds by IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO champion Anthony Joshua.

Whyte is also coming off a loss.

He was brutally knocked out by Alexander Povetkin in five rounds back in August at Matchroom's Fight Camp in Brentwood.

A rematch between Whyte and Povetkin was tabbed for November, and then in January, with both dates being cast aside when the Russian fighter was diagnosed with COVID-19.

Povetkin has now recovered and recently returned to training camp - with a Whyte rematch being discussed for a date in March.

In past interviews, Whyte has taken numerous verbal shots at Pulev's worth as a fighter.

Gotzev indicates that Pulev would like to shut Whyte's mouth for good - and he's willing wait until after the British fighter has faced Povetkin.

"Let's not forget that right now we stand still in a winning column with Kubrat at 2-1 against top British heavyweights," said Gotzev. "I'm referring to Chisora and Hughie Fury, so let's keep the score going," Gotzev told Sky Sports.

"Certainly one fight of great interest that I think style-wise and personalities would make for a great clash is Kubrat Pulev versus Dillian Whyte, once he deals with Povetkin.

"Dillian Whyte has been very loud in the past talking about Kubrat and Kubrat feels like he is the perfect mouth he wants to shut. That's a great heavyweight scrap for the future."