Kubrat Pulev (25-1- 13 KOs) had outclassed Kevin Kingpin Johnson (30-8- 1, 14KOs) to retain the WBA Intercontinental heavyweight title.In front of the emotional Bulgarian crowd in Armeec arena in his home city Sofia, one of the all time Bulgarian sports heroes won the battle against the American veteran by way of 12 round unanimous decision and for the second time in his career became an official World title contender in the Heavyweight Division. Pulev was in action last December, when he easily wiped out faded former world champion Samuel Peter in a stay busy fight. Prior to that, he captured the EBU title with a twelve round decision over Dereck Chisora last May
Top rated heavyweight contender Kubrat Pulev (24-1, 13 KOs) had an easy night’s work in stopping former WBC heavyweight world champion Samuel Peter (36-5, 29 KOs) in four rounds in front of 16 thousand emotional Bulgarian fans in the stands of “Arena Armeec” in Sofia. The fight was for the WBA International Heavyweight title.
Peter, who weighed in at 271-pounds, was not in the best of shape for the contest. He weighed 10 pounds less for a comeback fight which took plae less than two months ago. Pulev was sharper, stronger and too much for the Peter – and found it easy to land accurate hard punches when he let his hands go.
Pulev is ranked at number 2 under the IBF and stands in position for a mandatory shot at the sanctioning body’s heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (17-0, 17 KOs), who returns on December 10th in the Manchester Arena against Eric Molina.
Kubrat Pulev wins back European Heavyweight Title.
Kubrat Pulev moved a step closer to an IBF world heavyweight title shot against Anthony Joshua after he defeated Dereck Chisora via a split points decision for the European heavyweight title on Saturday.
In front of more than 5000 Bulgarian fans in Barkclaycard Arena in Hamburg on May 7th night, 35-year old Bulgarian boxer defeated Joshua’s fellow – Briton Chisora by scores of 116-112 and 118-110 to 115-113 in a clash between two former world title challengers at the Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany.
Kubrat Pulev is now one win away from securing a shot at the IBF crown after a tidy and efficient boxing display that should have earned him a unanimous victory.
On December 5th 2015, Kubrat Pulev defeated American Maurice Harris in Round 1 in Hamburg – with a thunderous knockout after just 108 seconds of play. This way Bulgarian fighter continues his way back to the top of the world boxing standings. For the first time since they started working together at the corner of Pulev during the bout was German legendary trainer Ulli Wegner.
On October 17th in Berlin Kubrat Pulev made his comeback to the big scene after almost an year of absense. He fought Brazilian George Arias and won by unanimous decision.
On November 15th, in front of 16 thousand people in “O2 Arena” in Hamburg, more than half of them Bulgarians, after 3 months delay of the first official date of the battle, and after a dozen cheap, unfair tricks made by his opponent, Kubrat Pulev stepped on the ring and fought noble and with dignity for the world title against Wladimir Klitschko. The bout finished with his fist loss after 20 consecutive victories as a professional.
The sports journalists in Bulgaria announced Kubrat Pulev for athlete No 1 in the country. The boxer wins the traditional survey with the record of 1234 votes. The victories over Alexander Dimitrenko and Alexander Ustinov impress all the voted. The joy of family Pulevi is twofold. The runner-up in the survey is the younger brother Tervel, who has won bronze medal in the Olympic Games in London.
Kubrat Pulev becomes official contender for the world title of Vladimir Klitschko, version IBF, after defeating in the final elimination match Tony Thompson – the Tiger (USA). The match is held in August 24 2013in Schwerin (GER).
The Bulgarian receives two new acknowledgements. He is declared to be the Man of the Year and is awarded with the title “Knight of the sword”.
18 Dec 2010
Kubrat now has double digit victories. They just got 10 out of 10. Kubrat’s last conquest was an Italian. He defeated the 40-year-old veteran Paolo Vidoz with the judges rule in a 8 round fight in Berlin.
30 Oct 2010
Kubrat Pulev for the 9th time got into a professional ring and left a winner. At a gala evening in Rostock, Germany, Bulgaria’s best boxer won by points against Dominic Guinn. The fight went by The Cobra’s rule with 80:72, 80:72, 79:73.
1 May 2010
Kubrat registered his 8th victory in a row in the professional boxing when he didn’t flinch to get in the ring against the 206cm tall and 143kg Evgeny Orlov. The fight was held in Oldenburg, Germany and ended in the 7th round after the disqualification of the Russian by the judges.
13 Mar 2010
Kubrat Pulev’s 7th professional victory in a row just became a fact. It came to be in Berlin where the Bulgarian overpowered the tough American – Danny Batchelder who faced Pulev with his impressive 25 victories, 12 of those with a knockout. The fight also ended with a knockout but this time it was Batchelder.
20 Jan 2010
After five victories in the professional ring in Germany where he resides and trains in the Sauerland camp in Berlin, Kubrat Pulev proved his strength on Belgium turf. The big heavyweight champion of Bulgaria knocked out the Congolese Isosa Mondo in Liege. Pulev dominated in the fight and didn’t feel troubled for a second by his opponent from Africa.
30 Jan 2010
This is Pulev’s 5th victory in a row! He effortlessly defeat the British competitor – Matt Skelton so he proved his domination since his debut in September from last year. The fight ended in the 4th round when the Bulgarian knocked out furiously the British boxer, sent him to the floor without strength to get back up.
In mid – 2009 Kubrat Pulev signs his professional contract with the German Company “Sauerland Events”. Several years earlier he was spotted for the first time from the organization. The manager Hagen Doehring invites the Cobra at sparring and was impressed by his qualities. Kubrat makes his professional debut on 19 September 2009. Then he knocks out the Rumanian in the second round FLORIAN BENKE
Several months after the Olympic Games in Beijing in 2008 Kubrat registers the greatest achievement in his career at the amateurs. He wins the Championship title in Liverpool in +91kg category. At the final he convincingly defeats the Russian Denis Sergeev. Among the other big names, who have bowed their heads in front of the Bulgarian, are Alexander Alekseev (RUS), Islam Timurziev (RUS), Vyacheslav Glazkov (UKR), and Odlanier Solis (Cube).
In 2006 he won a bronze medal at the European Championship. The success is even more valuable because it is captured in front of the Bulgarian audience at the Championship in Plovdiv.
The first medal from a major international competition is from the World Cup in China in 2005. At this time Kubrat is already fighting in super heavyweight + 91 kg.
At the age of 17 Kubrat Pulev is drafted in the National team of Bulgaria. He has already established himself as an excellent racer with dozens of trophies in children and adolescents. He passes gradually through categories up to 81, up to 91, and + 91 kg amateurs. He recorded over 300 matches. His first big success is in 2002, when he wins the oldest boxing tournament in Europe and is announced as a winner of the cup “Strandzha” in Plovdiv.
Kubrat Pulev is actively engaged in boxing at the age of 13. They both with his brother Tervel have been tempered before that by their father in basement of the block of flats thay’ve lived in. the stringent Venko shows how the techniques are performed to his sons. He destines the path of his children after taking them to the hall the boxing club of CSKA Sofia in 1994. Kubrat passes through very good specialist who take care for his sports development. Borislav Boyadziev, Konstantin Petkov – the Iron, Peter Lesov and Krassimir Cholakov have a huge contribution for Pulev’s development. Today alongside him is his personal trainer Michael Takov
Kubrat Pulev was born on 4 May 1981 in Sofia. His father Venko Pulev is former champion of Bulgaria in boxing Super heavyweight. He grows up in the comfort of a large and close-knit family. He has three older sisters Annie, Boryana and Victoria. The youngest member of the family Pulevi – Tervel is a boxer as well. At the last Olympics in London, he achieves the greatest success in his career, having won a bronze medal in the category up to 91 kg.
Venko Pulev educates his children in the most precious human values – discipline, humility, responsibility to studying and sports as well as respect to the others. Patriotism is one of the most esteem features of kubrat. As a result from his successes, he was offered German citizenship. His answer is instantaneous:
“I am Bulgarian in my soul – shared Pulev. – Not only in blood. That is impossible to be changed. I am happy for the people that support me. I am happy that I am happy that I inspire them with courage, confidence, and strength. Our nation is a little bit depressed. We don’t have confidence. These victories of mine give wings to the people. If I become a German, I will have financial benefit. But will not make me happier. Sporting spirit and perseverance are part of the prerequisites for success in the amateurs and professionals.”
Kubrat gets his nickname the Cobra in childhood.