By Ruslan Chikov
Hamburg, Germany - Rising heavyweight Kubrat Pulev (17-0, 9KOs) knocked out previously undefeated Alexander Ustinov (27-1, 21KOs), close to 6'8 and over 300-pounds, in the eleventh round of an IBF eliminator for the top spot in the rankings. BoxingScene had it 99-91 at the time of stoppage - for the Bulgarian, who showed he is ready for a world title shot.
After the fight was over, Pulev sent a warning to Wladimir Klitschko, who holds the IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO titles. Klitschko defense his belts against Mariusz Wach on November 10.
"Alexander is a good heavyweight and a big opponent. I won because I was too quick for him. I want to say something....Klitschko, I'm coming. Slowly but surely I'm coming for you," Pulev said.
Pulev's trainer, Otto Ramin, was very proud of his boxer's impressive victory.
"Kubrat showed a lot of patience. So much patience that it became dangerous, as you saw in the seventh and eigth rounds. At the end of the fight, Ustinov's spirit was broken," Ramin said.