The official weigh-in for TrillerVerz 5 was held in Los Angeles just a day ahead of the sensational event emanating from the Kia Forum. The Trillerverz 5 ‘Lineage of Greatness’ includes legendary boxing families and a once-in-a-lifetime VERZUZ battle between Cypress Hill and Onyx. (photos by Sye Williams)
SERGEY KOVALEV VS. TERVEL PULEV (10 Rounds / Cruiserweight) - Kovalev last fought evenly with the current #1 Pound-for-Pound Fighter in the World, ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, before getting stopped in the 11th round. His illustrious career includes victories over Bernard Hopkins, Eleider Alvarez (twice), Jean-Pascal (twice), and Isaac Chilemba. He also holds two highly controversial losses to Andre Ward.
The heavy-handed Pulev, the 2012 Bronze Medalist at the Olympic Games, the younger brother of two-time heavyweight world title challenger Kubrat Pulev, returns to the ring following a knockout victory of Vikapita Meroro on July 29, 2021. He is currently the holder of the WBA International Cruiserweight Title.
KUBRAT PULEV VS. JERRY FORREST - Kubrat ‘The Cobra’ Pulev (28-2, 14 KOs) will clash with Jerry Forrest over ten scheduled heavyweight rounds. Pulev is returning to action after a first-round knockout of Frank Mir on November 27, 2021, at the first-ever Triad Combat Event in Arlington, TX. Pulev has defeated numerous heavyweight boxing contenders, including Samuel Peter, Hughie Fury, Dereck Chisora, Tony Thompson, Alexsandr Ustinov, and Alexander Dimitrenko. His only losses have come to Heavyweight World Champions, Wladimir Klitschko and Anthony Joshua.