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Photos: Kubrat Pulev, Zeuge, Culcay Win in Rostock

Stadthalle, Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany - Size matters. Moving up two weight divisions for a fight for the WBO Youth super middleweight crown, Italy-based Romanian prospect Gheorghe "Jon Jon" Sabau was out of his league against defending champion Tyron Zeuge, who secured the victory with several knockdowns on pace to a ninth round TKO. The second successful defense for Zeuge (13-0, 7 KOs), and the first professional loss for Sabau (10-1, 6 KOs).

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IBF #1 and WBO #7 heavyweight Kubrat Pulev (20-0, 11 KOs) shook off some ring rust, easily dispatching Croatian journeyman and an ultra-late sub Ivica Perkovic (20-24, 15 KOs) in three rounds. Perkovic retired for good in his corner during a break between the third and the fourth rounds. Perkovic was picked as a last-minute opponent after no less than four previously scheduled Pulev's opponents failed to take part in this tune-up contest.

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WBA #9 light middleweight Jack Culcay-Keth (17-1, 10 KOs), once an amateur world champion in Milano in 2009, continued to steady rise in ranks with a convincing unanimous decision over former world-title challenger Salim Larbi (19-5-2, 7 KOs). Culcay won 117-111 on all the judges' scorecards to retain his WBA I/C title.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by La_Vibora on 04-06-2014

Great! Now the excuse "Well Pulev fought him in his last fight!"is what Deontay Wilder's camp will use when they fight Ivica Perkovic next.

Comment by Arthur Dayne on 04-06-2014

[QUOTE=Weltschmerz;14399245]Pulev is a quality fighter. He will give Wladimir a proper fight.[/QUOTE]Yes. Hopefully there won't be a long time between Klitschko-Leapai and Klitschko-Pulev.

Comment by Weltschmerz on 04-06-2014

Pulev is a quality fighter. He will give Wladimir a proper fight.

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