Kubrat Pulev is his IBF mandatory, but the IBF may permit Wlad to take an interim defense on December or in January, then fight Pulev in the spring. Wlad said about six weeks ago he's like to fight in Germany on Dec 14 to fulfil his contract with RTL, despite the short turn around.
Who should Wlad fight next? Ahmet Oner, the promoter of Odlanier Solis, has said he'd like a shot at Wlad for his fighter. There were rumors of Denis Boytsov, Byrant Jennings or Deontay Wilder, but they are probably less likely.
Here are some potential opponents:
David Haye (rematch)
Alexander Povetkin (rematch)