Los Angeles, CA - Heavyweight contender Kubrat ‘The Cobra’ Pulev, (29-2, 14 KOs), also won a dominant unanimous decision over southpaw Jerry ‘The Slugger’ Forrest, (26-5-2, 20 KOs). Scores were 98-92 and 99-91, twice.
Pulev controlled the pace from the outset of the ten-rounder using a stiff jab and powerful right hands to hurt the defensive minded Forrest. Forrest turned the tide temporarily in the third round landing a huge left hand to Pulev’s temple.
The fourth round saw Forrest rocked twice from huge right hands from Pulev. Although the valiant Forrest would have his moments sporadically over the course of the fight, Pulev racked up rounds throughout the fight with one-two combinations as his right hand did a continuous amount of damage.
Forrest accepted the fight a few weeks ago after Andrey Fedesov withdrew from the contest.
While Pulev has been involved in non-sanctioned action, his last boxing match took place in December 2020, when he was stopped in nine rounds by then unified world champion Anthony Joshua.
Pulev, 41-years-old, is at the tail-end of his career and wants to face a top contender in his next ring outing.
“I’ve had a lot of fights during my career as an amateur and professional that prepared me for Forrest. He was not fighting clean however, using his head throughout the fight,” said the victorious Pulev. “I want a better opponent next time, a top ten fighter. I want to be a world champion.”