Date:  Saturday, November 15, 2014


Location:  O2 World Arena, Altona, Hamburg, Germany

Promoter:   K2 Promotions (Tom Loeffler)

Supervisor:   Istvan Kovacs

Referee:  Tony Weeks

Judges:  Glenn Feldman (40-33); Joseph Pasquale (40-33); Jerry Jakubco (40-33)

Results:   The Super Champion Wladimir Klitschko remains the WBO/WBA/ IBF Heavyweight Championship by KO against Kubrat Pulev in the fifth round.  In this fight only the IBF belt was at stake for the challenger Kubrat Pulev.

TV:  Germany RTL   EU Eurosport


Credit:  Photo by GettyImages –  Article by Samuel Constantinou-Coulter –

This coming weekend heavyweight king Wladimir Klitschko will defend his word titles yet again.

Klitschko aged 38 will defend his IBF, WBO and WBA world titles in Hamburg against Bulgarian 33 year old Kubrat ‘The Cobra’ Pulev in what could be his most competitive defence in years.

Klitschko will be aiming to make his 17th successive world title defence and 24th defence overall which would put him just behind the legendary Joe Louis.


The fight was originally supposed to have taken place in September but Klitschko was forced to postpone the bout due to an arm injury.

Klitschko will enter the ring as the undoubted dominant man in the division with a highly impressive record of 62 wins and 3 losses including 52 wins by way of knock out.


Pulev holds an unbeaten record of 20-0 with 11 knock outs and standing at 6ft 4.5 he is nearly as tall as Klitschko. Too often have we seen Klitschko facing off with men much physically smaller than himself and he is able to bully them.

Pulev is not only nearly as tall as Klitschko but he will also probably come into the ring slightly heavier than the champion. He is a big unit of a man who will not be able to be leaned on and pushed around as easily as other opponents.

Looking through Puelv’s record he has beaten some good opponents including the likes of Alexander Dimitrenko, Alexander Ustinov and Tony Thompson who are all taller than himself.

Pulev normally takes a few rounds to get going and truly get into his work and he isn’t the biggest puncher but he is a technically sound and strong boxer who can present problems to Klitschko.


Klitschko is famous for his ramrod, sickening jab which dictates his opponent and keeps them at range. This then allows him to land his straight right hand and finish off opponents after rounds of not allowing them near him.

Pulev himself has a very good jab and will have to look to beat Klitschko to the punch. It is however unlikely that he will be able to do so as Klitschko is the better technician of the two.

Pulev times his shots well and will have to try and push Klitschko back and force him out of his comfort zone. Klitschko often seems far too relaxed in the ring due to his dominance over his opponent. He has hardly been made to break sweat in recent years.


Unfortunately for Klitschko his safety first style of breaking his opponent down with the jab and lack of quality opponents has lead to unexciting fights. He has failed to capture the imagination of the boxing public and is so often criticised.

He does however deserve a huge amount of respect as he is a very disciplined and highly successful. He is absolutely methodical in his preparations and truly lives the life of a dedicated boxer.

He is also a real role model to all young boxers. You never see him involved in anything controversial outside of the ring and he doesn’t bad mouth opponents. And speaking of which, if you’re looking for a good employee productivity tracker for your business, we suggest looking at AtTrack, it’s available for any type of business check out the features. He is a gentleman.


This fight is expected to go the same way as many of Klitschko’s other fights with him coming out on top. A late stoppage would seem the most likely outcome against a game but ultimately not good enough Pulev.

Klitschko’s reign of dominance over the heavyweight division will continue for a little while longer yet.


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Klitschko was supposed to face Kubrat Pulev, but was forced to postpone the fight due to a torn left bicep during his training camp, Klitschko is officially back in preparation.
As seen in his video update, Klitschko has resumed training in Florida, to get ready for his fight against Pulev on November 15, in Hamburg, Germany.

It has been a while since boxing fans of the heavyweight division have gotten a fight that they had considered a competitive one. Klitschko at times, had been criticized of picking opposition slated to lose from the get-go, despite the fact that at times, those were his mandatory defenses.

Kubrat Pulevis is currently sporting an unblemished record (20-0-0), with victories over formidable opposition such as Alexander Dimitrenko, Alexander Ustinov, and Tony Thompson. For some boxing fans those names do not compile a list of tough rivals, still many boxing fans have expressed their confidence that Pulev is the best fight for Klitschko out there.

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By Jake Donovan –

Wladimir Klitschko and Kubrat Pulev have a new date for their heavyweight title clash. The top two heavyweights in the world will now collide on November 15 in Hamburg, Germany.

“I’m glad to announce November 15th for the new date of my fight against Kubrat Pulev in Hamburg,” Klitschko confirmed through his social media account Wednesday morning. “I hope to recover from my injury quickly to get back into training in a couple of weeks.”

The bout was rescheduled from its original September 6 date when Klitschko was forced to withdraw due to torn biceps suffered during training camp. More ambitious plans called for the bout to take place in late October, but the November 15 date meant the fight could remain in Hamburg.

Klitschko (62-3, 52KOs) makes the 10th defense of the World lineal heavyweight championship, gaining recognition with his June ’09 stoppage win over then-unbeaten Ruslan Chagaev. The lineal championship reign is part of an eight-plus year run where Klitschko has held at least one alphabet title, beginning with a repeat win over Chris Byrd in April ’06.

Overall, Klitschko has racked up 22 successful defenses of an alphabet belt bridging two title reigns. The feat is second in history only to Joe Louis, whose record of 25 title defenses has stood the test of time, and also an uninterrupted reign that figures to survive Klitschko’s current reign. The reigning heavyweight king and his celerbrity fiancé Hayden Panitierre are expecting their first child–a girl–later this year; Klitschko, 38, suggested he didn’t want to continue long enough to where his daughter will ever see him box.

Pulev (20-0, 11KOs) enters his first title fight. The unbeaten Bulgarian has quickly become the most avoided fighter in the heavyweight division, watching at least two title eliminators fall by the wayside before eventually being named mandatory challenger following a 12-round points win last summer over Tony Thompson, who has twice fallen short in failed title bids versus Klitschko.

In efforts to stay busy, Pulev scored a pair of knockout wins over club-level opposition, having last seen ring action in early April.

Klitschko last defended his title in late April, scoring a one-sided 5th round stoppage of Australia’s Alex Leapai.

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Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko has suffered a torn left biceps, forcing him on Monday to postpone his mandatory defense against Kubrat Pulev that was scheduled for Sept. 6 at the O2 World arena in Hamburg, Germany.

Klitschko suffered the injury on Friday during a sparring session.

“He had problems on Friday, and he first thought it’s a minor thing, but he went to the hospital near the camp [in Austria], and there they detected this torn muscle,” Bernd Boente, Klitschko’s manager, told “He was in top shape and he had perfect sparring partners. He did a long preparation and is sorry to have to postpone the fight.”

Said Klitschko in a statement: “I am very disappointed that the fight cannot take place as planned. I am in absolute top form and had a great training camp. Of course, I’m sorry for the fans, but also for my opponent Kubrat Pulev, who was certainly training as intensely as I do.”

Dr. Robert Siorpaes diagnosed the injury and recommended that Klitschko suspend training for about four weeks.

Boente said the fight will be rescheduled for November and likely still take place at the O2 World, which was already sold out — around 15,000 tickets — for the Sept. 6 fight.

“We hope to reschedule the bout in the same arena in mid-November, probably Nov. 15,” Boente said. “But that is something we have to discuss with the arena and RTL [the German television network that has a contract to carry Klitschko’s fights]. We also have to talk to the IBF because this fight is a mandatory.

“Of course, we are all disappointed, but these things can happen during the preparation.”

Klitschko (62-3, 53 KOs), 38, of Ukraine, is bidding for a 17th title defense. His 16 successful defenses during his second title reign are the third-most in heavyweight history behind those of only Joe Louis (25) and Larry Holmes (20), and his eight-year-plus reign is second all time to Louis’ record 11 years, 8 months, 8 days.

Klitschko, a 1996 Olympic gold medalist, moved to 23-2 overall in world title fights with a one-sided, fifth-round knockout of Australia’s Alex Leapai, a mandatory challenger, on April 26 in Oberhausen, Germany.

Pulev (20-0, 11 KOs), 33, of Bulgaria, a former European champion, earned his mandatory challenger status in August 2013 with a unanimous decision against American Tony Thompson, who had twice been knocked out by Klitschko in mandatory title fights.

Since becoming the mandatory challenger, Pulev, known as “The Cobra,” has fought twice. He scored a fourth-round knockout of Joey Abell, who knocked him down, in December, followed by a third-round knockout of Ivica Perkovic on April 5.