Kubrat Pulev: Klitschko Was Lucky, I Want a Rematch!

HAMBURG — Wladimir Klitschko knocked out the previously unbeaten Kubrat Pulev in the fifth round to retain his four heavyweight belts on Saturday. Klitschko sent the Bulgarian flying back with a huge left punch to his jaw, leaving him sprawled on the canvas and giving referee Tony Weeks no option but to end the bout.

Klitschko, taller with a longer reach, dominated from the start and had the IBF’s mandatory challenger down twice in the opening round. Klitschko dropped him to the canvas again in the third, which Pulev did well to finish with a bloody left eye. Just when the challenger seemed to be improving, Klitschko finished the bout abruptly, 2 minutes, 11 seconds into the fifth.

Klitschko recorded his 54th knockout in 63 wins, with three defeats, and he dedicated his latest victory to the Ukrainian people, “who are going through tough times.”

Pulev, who dropped to 20-1 (11 KOs), said Klitschko was “lucky” and used dirty tricks during the contest.

“Wladimir is a really good opponent, but he was lucky. I want a rematch. I’ll win the next time,” Pulev said. “There’s luck in boxing. He’s a good boxer but he’s unsportsmanlike. There were a lot of tricks.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Boom Boom X on 11-16-2014

"Klitschko was lucky"? Really, Pulev? Dude was hit harder than I thought...

Comment by D-MiZe on 11-16-2014

Pulev was open all night for that left hook, Klitschko dropped him three times with it and couldn't miss. At times it was like watching two cats fight, how they'd both paw out their jabs then jump into a clinch.

Comment by Dr.Eisenfaust on 11-16-2014

[QUOTE=daggum;15104431]no he should have dq'd wlad who clinched 44 times. rabbit punches are what happens when a guy is clinched. you are blaming the symptom not the problem. wlad is a cheater. look what happened the very first second of…

Comment by Mr.Daddy on 11-16-2014

Kubrat Pulev, please pay attention: "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." Albert Einstein

Comment by jas on 11-16-2014

just when you thought you had heard it all....

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