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Photos: Kubrat Pulev, Bogdan Dinu - Ready For ESPN Showdown

Top heavyweight contender Kubrat Pulev is ready to make a splash in his U.S. debut. (photos by Mikey Williams)

Pulev (26-1, 13 KOs) will take on Bogdan Dinu (18-1, 14 KOs) in the 10-round main event Saturday evening at The Hangar in Costa Mesa, California.

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Pulev-Dinu and the featherweight clash between former world champions Jessie Magdaleno and Rico Ramos will be televised live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. The entire undercard, including the returns of top 140-pound contender Maxim “Mad Max” Dadashev and welterweight Chris van Heerden, will stream live on ESPN+ beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT.

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Pulev, who is ranked No. 1 by the IBF, is coming off a unanimous decision win over Hughie Fury. Dinu lost his last bout via fourth-round stoppage to Jarrell Miller and is looking to recharge his career.

WEIGHTS

ESPN (10 p.m. ET)

Kubrat Pulev 249.8 lbs vs. Bogdan Dinu 239.6 lbs
(Heavyweight- 10 Rounds)

Jessie Magdaleno 125.6 lbs vs. Rico Ramos 127.2 lbs
(Vacant WBC USNBC featherweight title- 10 Rounds)

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ESPN+ (6:30 p.m. ET)
 
Maxim Dadashev 140.4 lbs vs. Ricky Sismundo 140.8 lbs
(Super Lightweight - 10 Rounds)

Erick De Leon 131.4 lbs vs. Jose Luis Gallegos 131.4 lbs
(Lightweight - 10/8 Rounds)

Javier Molina 125.8 lbs vs. Abdiel Ramirez 125 lbs
(Super Lightweight  - 10/8 Rounds)

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Chris van Heerden 148.4 lbs vs. Mahrony Montes 148.6 lbs
(Welterweight - 10/8 Rounds)

Tyler McCreary 127.6 lbs vs. Roberto Castaneda 127  lbs
(Featherweight - 8/6 Rounds)

Bobirzhan Mominov 147.6 lbs vs. Jonathan Steele 146.4 lbs
(Welterweight - 8/6 Rounds)

David Kaminsky 160.6 lbs vs. Estevan Payan 159.4  lbs
(Middleweight - 4 Rounds)

Eric Puente 133.8 lbs vs. Alejandro Lopez 134.6  lbs
(Lightweight - 4 Rounds)

Tervel Pulev 207.8 lbs vs. Mitch Williams 199.8  lbs
(Cruiserweight - 8 Rounds)

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by takenotes on 03-23-2019

This fight is cringe

Comment by mlac on 03-23-2019

has Bogdan shaved his monobrow? that is not good news, its like when Samson cut his hair off, its where he gets his inner strength from!

Comment by Andre_parker1 on 03-23-2019

wish they fed Joe joyce pulev..now that would be a pole-axing

Comment by Corbett on 03-23-2019

Terrible fight Dinu is awful. Arum and Pulev are clearly taking no risks here that’s why they pulled out of fighting Helenius

Comment by MDPopescu on 03-23-2019

[QUOTE=Santa_;19609254][B]Any chance Dino wins this?[/B] Pulev's getting up there in age.[/QUOTE] ... Not even the remotest chance that Dinu wins this!!! ... the "card" is Top Rank - Bob Arum... and Dinu is only a "part time fighter" -- in…

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