Wladimir Klitschko is a respected heavyweight champion that seems to age like a fine win with his biggest wins taking pace in the later stages of his career. Kubrat Pulev is undefeated for his career and has climbed the world rankings to stand behind only Klitschko in the heavyweight class. Wladimir “Dr. Steelhammer” Klitschko will face Kubrat “The Cobra” Pulev for the WBA Super, WBO, IFB, and IBO world heavyweight title on Saturday, November 15 from the O2 World Arena in Altona, Hamburg, Germany. Klitschko opened as a -700 favorite with the Boxing odds while Pulev was a +450 dog.
Wladimir “Dr. Steelhammer” Klitschko
The 38 year old Wladimir Klitschko stands at six feet, six inches tall with a reach of 81 inches and fights from an orthodox stance. Klitschko is a native of Kazakhstan and now resides in the Ukraine. He is the top ranked heavyweight in the world. Klitschko has a career record of 62 wins, three losses, and no draws. Out of Klitschko’s 62 wins a total of 52 have come by knockout. All three of Klitschko’s defeats have come by knockout. Klitschko is coming off a technical knockout win over Alex Leapai on April 26, 2014. Klitschko scored the TKO in the fifth round of a scheduled 12 round bout that took place at the Koenig Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, Nordrhein Westfalen, Germany in a unification heavyweight title matchup.
Kubrat “The Cobra” Pulev
Kubrat Pulev is 33 years of age and stands at six feet, four and one half inches tall. He fights from an orthodox stance. Pulev is a native of Sofia, Bulgaria where he still resides. Pulev is the top ranked heavyweight in Bulgaria and is ranked second in the world. Pulev has a career record or 20 wins with no losses and no draws. Out of his 20 career wins a total of 11 have come by knockout. Pulev is coming off a RTD win over Ivica Perkovic on April 5, 2014. The bout took place in Stadthalle Rostock, Mecklenburg, Vorpommern, Germany and was ended in the third round.
Pulkev is a live and potentially dangerous dog that has a record that garners respect. But Klitschko is the proven champion that we simply cannot oppose. We’ll call for Vladimir Klitschko in this one!