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Team Pulev Expect a Very Tough Figh With Dimitrenko

By Luke Furman

A very interesting fight takes place on May 5th in Erfurt. Sauerland Event will present a huge event with several key fights - including a cruiserweight rematch between Marco Huck and Ola Afolabi in the main event.

The undercard is going to feature a heavyweight battle for the vacant European title between unbeaten prospect Kubrat Pulev (15-0, 7 KOs) and the more experienced Alexander Dimitrenko (32-1, 21 KOs).

"In 2008 I was the amateur champion of Europe, now but I want to get this title as a pro. Dimitrenko is a very strong opponent, but I will do my best to achieve success. For me it's a great opportunity," Pulev said.

Pulev's trainer, Otto Ramin, expects a very tough challenge, but expects victory.

"Dimitrenko had a long layoff and I really want to see if he remained strong [with all of the time off]. He will certainly be well prepared. Kubrat can overcome him [by using his abilities and speed in the ring]. He first needs to neutralize the jab of Dimitrenko," he said.

Luke Furman covers boxing for bokser.org

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by joe strong on 04-09-2012

pulev hasn't always been in the best of shape recently...interesting fight.

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