Advertisement
Advertisement

W. Klitschko: I Will Not Underestimate Kubrat Pulev

Hamburg - IBF- and IBO-heavyweight champion as well as WBO- and WBA-superchampion Wladimir Klitschko will defend his titles on September 6th against the Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev. The fight against the official IBF mandatory will be taking place at the o2 World Hamburg, Germany.

Kubrat "The Cobra“ Pulev from Sofia is 33 years old and 1,94m tall. The current No 1 of the IBF ranking has an outstanding record: 20 wins, 11 by KOs and no losses. From 2011 on, Pulev was IBF International Champion and became European Heavyweight Champion in 2012/2013.

Last year, Pulev defeated the experienced American and former world championship contender Tony Thompson clearly on points. With this success in his pocket, the IBF announced him the official mandatory of the heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko. Therefore, the Bulgarian laid down his European championship title. Pulev has been an outstanding amateur already achieving the European championship.

Kubrat Pulev: "I will get the titles. I am ready to replace Wladimir Klitschko as the world champion. This fight is the highlight of my career. I will show the fans worldwide that Klitschko is no invincible machine and fulfill my dream. I have worked hard for this chance.“

For years Wladimir Klitschko has been the undisputed No 1 in the heavyweight division. Klitschko has won the gold medal in the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. In his last fight up to date he defeated WBO mandatory Alex Leapai by KO in April 2014. The clash with Pulev will be Klitschko’s 26th Heavyweight World Championship fight. His professional record is currently 62 wins, with 53 KOs and only three defeats. Wladimir Klitschko has been world champion since 2006 and is therefore second to the legendary Joe Louis, the longest lasting champion in the history of heavyweight boxing.

Wladimir Klitschko: "Kubrat Pulev has an impressive record as an amateur and as well as professional. He has very good skills and I will definitely not underestimate him. I am looking forward boxing in Hamburg. Everybody knows I have a special relationship to this city and the atmosphere in the o2 World has always been unbelievable.”

Bernd Bönte, CEO of the Klitschko Management Group (KMG): „We are very happy to be able to organize the fifth boxing event in Hamburg.  The KMG is seated in Hamburg and our cooperation with the o2-team has always been wonderful. The audience can expect a first class event in a fantastic arena.“

Tickets for the Heavyweight Championship of the World at o2 World Hamburg are available from the 25th of June, 2014 forward on www.eventim.de

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Slowhand on 06-20-2014

[QUOTE=Lebanon;14678604]I thought the mystery of why Wladimir's opponents "don't even try" was solved by this fight: He's hitting guys with that left hand all night. It doesn't look like he's even putting that much…

Comment by Slowhand on 06-20-2014

[QUOTE=Weltschmerz;14676532]You really think so? I think this one could be very tactical, but I don't see Pulev hurting Wladimir whatsoever. I see Wlad stopping Pulev late after a chess match of a fight.[/QUOTE] You´re probably right and I´m really looking…

Comment by Br1ng3r on 06-20-2014

I thought the mystery of why Wladimir's opponents "don't even try" was solved by this fight: He's hitting guys with that left hand all night. It doesn't look like he's even putting that much…

Comment by Elroy1 on 06-20-2014

[QUOTE=Freedom2014;14676504]Pulev will give Wlad a difficult, grueling fight. He's a natural-born fighter with a strong chin, he's quite crafty and a good inside fighter. Kubrat has excellent stamina, and starts slow but gets stronger and into a better rhythm as…

Comment by Scott.Weiland. on 06-20-2014

[QUOTE=daggum;14676942]thats good to hear because wlad's last opponent looked like he liked to lose[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=daggum;14676942]thats good to hear because wlad's last opponent looked like he liked to lose[/QUOTE] Name an opponent who tried to win in last four years ?…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (14)
Top Headlines Roach: Mayweather Told Me He Hasn't Trained Since Retiring Mikey Garcia: I Look Forward To Winning Another World Title! Ed Brown Beats Gilbert Venegas Again, Remains Unbeaten Leo Santa Cruz: I'll Win a Rematch - in Los Angeles or Belfast! Carl Frampton: I Wanted a Fight The People Would Remember Antonio Orozco Wins Hard-Fought Decision Over Abner Lopez Joseph Diaz Jr. Makes Quick Work, Crushes Victor Proa in Two Carl Frampton Beats Leo Santa Cruz, Wins WBA Belt in a War Luis Nery Breaks Down David Sanchez For Stoppage Win Leo Santa Cruz vs. Carl Frampton - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Mikey Garcia Drops Elio Rojas Four Times For TKO in Five Tony Harrison Stops Sergey Rabchenko in IBF Eliminator LIVE HBO Latino Results From Indio, California Photo: Golovkin Heads To London To Face Off With Kell Brook Leo Santa Cruz: I Saw Defects in Quigg Win, I'll Catch Frampton! Paulie Malignaggi Beats Gabe Bracero in Battle of Brooklyn Tevin Farmer Dominates Ivan Redkach For Decision Win Josh Warrington Stops Patrick Hyland, in Line For Gary Russell Frampton: Santa Cruz is Definitely a Bigger Fight Than Quigg Robert Garcia: Mikey is Only 28, His Prime is Still Ahead McGuigan: No Size Advantage for Santa Cruz vs. Frampton Dillian Whyte Dominates David Allen, Wins WBC Regional Belt Leo Santa Cruz-Carl Frampton: Pre-Fight Report Card Michel Soro, Hassan N'Dam Batter Opponents in France Luke Campbell Survives Knockdown, Beats Mendez For WBC Silver Santa Cruz vs. Frampton LIVE Results From Barclays Tyrone Nurse Outpoints Tommy Coyle in Cracker To Retain Mikey Garcia's Coach: We'd Love Terence Crawford in The Future! Leo Santa Cruz: The Pressure Is On Me In Carl Frampton Fight Ryan Burnett, Yafai, Gavin, Eggington, Feigenbutz Win in Leeds SHO’s Espinoza: Santa Cruz-Frampton Part of Unofficial Tourney Paulie Malignaggi: I’d Love To End My Career in Brooklyn Michel Soro Returns To Action in Le Cannet, France McGuigan: Santa Cruz Facing Frampton Because of Gonzalez Fight Frampton’s Promoter Eyes Russell, Selby Next - No Quigg, or Rigo Photos: Adonis Stevenson Blasts Williams Hard - MEGA Gallery Santa Cruz Expects Carl Frampton To Out-Weigh Him In Ring Mikey Garcia: If No Layoff, I Definitely Would Be a Big Star Berto Wouldn’t Be A Gimme For Danny Garcia, Says Showtime VP Adonis Stevenson-Thomas Williams: Post-Fight Report Card
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement