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Photos: Pulev Earns Klitschko, Defeats Tony Thompson

Schwerin, Germany - In an IBF final eliminator, Tony Thompson (38-4, 26KOs) was coming off back to back knockout victories over highly regarded David Price, but his momentum wasn't enought to overcome the talented up and comer Kubrat Pulev (18-0, 9KOs). The scores were 116-112, 118-110 and 117-111 for Pulev. The Bulgarian heavyweight is now in line for the winner of October's title fight between Wladimir Klitschko and Alexander Povetkin.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LacedUp on 08-26-2013

[QUOTE=Own3d;13684693]Pulev looked terrible, didn't even know how to throw a combination and finish off a dead man for the last 4 rounds. Are the only punches he knows the jab and the straight?[/QUOTE] I agree. Whilst the usual suspects on…

Comment by Hitman932 on 08-26-2013

[QUOTE=Own3d;13684693]Pulev looked terrible, didn't even know how to throw a combination and finish off a dead man for the last 4 rounds. Are the only punches he knows the jab and the straight?[/QUOTE] Pulev is supposedly the cream of the…

Comment by Jam Jars on 08-26-2013

Pulev looked terrible, didn't even know how to throw a combination and finish off a dead man for the last 4 rounds. Are the only punches he knows the jab and the straight?

Comment by Dazzaman on 08-26-2013

Good win for Pulev. If he has any technical deficiencies it is that he can't or seems to refuse to fight on the inside. I thought Randy Neuman was a little kind to him when it was obvious that Thompson…

Comment by chocolate on 08-25-2013

[QUOTE=BoxngLove;13682032]Pulevs face looks like a n american bulldog. Nice win. Not enough to earn a Kilt shot. Needs another scalp from what would prob end out being one of the small heavyweights.. Since that is all that is left talent-wise[/QUOTE]…

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