Boxing

post comment

Bimbo

Again and again Wlad /Pulev is removed from boxrec.

If Boente does not want the bout now I would make the following proposals :

– Tell to Sauerland that if Klitschko beats Stiverne, they will get a fight in December (14th would be ideal!. And they must sign an agreement before the Stiverne fight.Also Pulev gets 25% and Klitschko 75%. Include a clause if Klitschko loses to Pulev for rematch next year and 75% for Pulev and 25 % for Wlad.

– Guarantee Wilder a fight with a 35% share if Klitschko beats both Stiverne and Pulev ( let’s say April 2015)

Posted May 28, 2014 3:54 am 


john

prochnov

thanks mano!

Posted May 18, 2014 3:39 pm 


huckster

defend the IBF belt before Pulev becomes an old man

Posted May 18, 2014 9:25 am 


rod

If shannon briggs is serious about getting a title shot then fight Leapai, fight wach, fight pianetta…..make them look bad.

Posted May 18, 2014 1:21 am 


Paddy O’Trenchant

Many of the comments posted on this site are far above average; I hope the fight is as good.

Posted May 17, 2014 11:39 am 


rod

If pulev fought stiverne he would win by UD. He would not make the mistakes arreola made of slugging with a slugger. Pulev would fight on the outside, jab and move. He would produce a gun shy fight with wlad similar to the Ibragimov fight but it needs to happen. Let stiverne face wilder.

Posted May 17, 2014 10:17 am 


Prochnov

Agree with johnny, powerful pole proved in this fight vs. Bowe that he was the real man, the heavie of the world! I didnt expect him to win coz Bowe was the king ! To beat Bowe made him the god !
———————————————————————
Pulev is very very dangerous ! The Bulgarian has a good chance to KO Klitchko.

Posted May 17, 2014 9:16 am 


Shannon Briggs

Quitschko never wants to fight a seasoned vet. I’m sure he’ll fight this “raw and green” fighter instead of The People’s Champion.

Posted May 17, 2014 4:27 am 


@

Wаtch Dimitrеnko-Pulеv fight for thе ЕВU-bеlt аnd will sее big chаngе in his gаmе

Posted May 17, 2014 4:16 am 


@

Wаtch Dimitrеnko-Pulеv fight for thе ЕВU-bеlt аnd will sее big chаngе in his gаmе.

Posted May 17, 2014 4:16 am 


Bimbo

Wilder was interviewed after fight and he said that was hardest fight ever for him. After fight he has been lying on changing room’s bench for two hours wihout talking, breathing ready to …..

Posted May 17, 2014 3:19 am 


yo

Brandon!!

He was toying with Walker.

The commentators were wondering why the fight wasn’t stopped.

Pulev was jabbing him to death.

Toying with him

That was cruelty on display, not a lack of power.

Are you saying that Lucas Browne is more dangerous than Kubrat?

Leapai didn’t k o. Walker, the ref gave him a quick stoppage gift.

If you are so keen on punching power,I assume you are a Wilder fan?

Wilder must be better than Kubrat because he hits harder, right?

Posted May 17, 2014 12:37 am 


Brandon

I also want to add that I recently watched the Pulev vs. Travis Walker fight. Holy god…Kubrat has no chance at all! He has zero, zero punching power. He went 12 rounds with a guy who been Kayoed by Alex Leapai, Lucas Browne, Jonathon Banks (Wlad’s trainer) and Thomasz Adamek. Adamek for guy’s sake! He couldn’t ko a guy that a former cruiserweight that has no power and a pathetic 3 kos in 13 heavyweight fights knocked out. Really, this stuff isn’t rocket science….Kubrat is a pillow puncher.

And yes, I understand that matchups make fight. But while I was watching the Walker vs. Kubrat fight, I saw the Pulev hit Walker with several flush right-hand shots…but they had absolutely no effect. The man has no power. He can’t punch!

Posted May 16, 2014 11:43 pm 


Brandon

Yo,

We can, but you missed my point again. So, if you’re betting on this fight, please don’t be hard. I’ll say it again because it’s been a pleasure speaking with you and you’re not a petty fellow (unlike most on this board): There is no way Wlad loses to a prototypical European fighter like Pulev. He has seen and bested fighters with that style hundreds of time before in the pros and amateurs. Kubrat brings absolutely nothing new to the table. In fact, the more I look at him, the less impressed I am–No right hand, slapping left hook, questionable chin, no power, even against walking heavybags. He has no chance, my friend.

Sure, he’ll talk tough and say the right stuff, but as soon as he get in that ring and he’s swapping jabs with a bigger, stronger, more experienced fighter, he’ll wilt like a flower. That’s why the odds will be 10 to 1 for an upset. And that’s actually quite generous.

Posted May 16, 2014 11:18 pm 


yo

Brandon.

You say that beating 40 year old Mercer proves that Wlad can handle Pulev’s jab?!

Mercer was so slow and lame even 42 year old Larry Holmes clowned him and stole his WBO belt. And that was a Mercer in his low 30’s.

Mercer never ko’ed anyone I know of with a jab. Pulev had ko’ed top 20 fighters with his.

Mercer is slow as molasses, nothing like Pulev.

We can respectfully disagree on this.

Hopefully, God will bless us and allow us to discuss this again post-fight.

Posted May 16, 2014 10:11 pm 


Brandon

Yo,

You seem like a nice enough fellow, so I’m going to save us both a lot of time and energy. There’s a reason why Wladimir Kilitschko hasn’t come close to losing a fight to a European fighter in his entire professional career. And that is that he has figured out that system and style of fighting. All of his loses, and even all of his tough fights have come against non Europeans that where awkward and showed him something that he had never seen before. There’s not a chance in hell that a prototypical European fighter like Pulev beats him. Not a chance. Kubrat offers nothing new, nothing Wlad hasn’t seen a thousand times before. End of story. You can get back to me when he loses.

Posted May 16, 2014 9:31 pm 


Brandon

Yo,

Yes, I can. Even at age 40, Ray Mercer had a vastly superior jab to Pulev’s. He used it to out jab Lennox Lewis a few years earlier, a fighter most consider a top 10 heavyweight of all time.

Also, you’re getting a more than a little nutty, or should I say nuthuggery, when it comes to Kubrat’s jab. Yes, it’s good. But it’s not even remotely approaching all-time great status; so disabuse yourself of that notion. He’s shown a good jab against the European mastodons he’s faced up to now; but he has never beaten or timed a fast opponent with his jab. Name me that opponent…Please? After all, a jab is all well and good when you’re fighting heavybags with feet like Dimentrenko and Ustinov. But has Pulev ever, ever dominated a fast fighter like Byrd, Chambers, or Haye with his jab. No. He has not. So stop going on about his jab…It isn’t nearly as good as you think it is. Or at least, it is not nearly as proven against different styles.

Posted May 16, 2014 9:14 pm 


No balls no glory

yo,

get a life !!!

Posted May 16, 2014 7:40 pm 


JUST THE FACTS

First things first, Don King will do anything but risk Stiverne against Wilder for his first defense, even tho Wilder is raw and untested. He’ll try paying Wilder to step aside or pay Wilder big bucks to fight another stiff while Bermane also faces a stiff in his next bout. He won’t risk Stiverne against Wlad cause Klit won’t sign any options with DK. King will payoff the wretched WBC to protect his prize as long as possible.

Posted May 16, 2014 6:56 pm 


Just The Facts

First things first, Don King will do anything but risk Stiverne against Wilder for his first defense, even tho Wilder is raw and untested. He’ll try paying Wilder to step aside or pay Wilder big bucks to fight another stiff while Bermane also faces a stiff in his next bout. He won’t risk Stiverne against Wlad cause Klit won’t sign any options with DK. King will payoff the wretched WBC to protect his prize as long as possible.

Posted May 16, 2014 6:53 pm 


TARK

Yo says.., “Lewis was ko’ed by McCall and Rahman. Did that help Vitaly?”

It would have helped if Vitali’s face wasn’t ripped to shreds by a thumb strike and from raking with the palm of Lewis’s right glove while Vitali was in a headlock.. VK sure as Hell nailed Lewis in the first 2 rounds when there was no blood spilling into his eye.

You says.., “Klitdchko has been knocked down and out repeatedly.”

Wladimir has never been counted out … nor was he ever down for a very long count. That’s the difference between Wlad and Lewis … Wladimir was not knocked down by Brewster. He got a standing count and was hit after the bell to close the 5th round.. Referee Robert Byrd didn’t count because,”Late punch… It wasn’t a knockddown.”

Posted May 16, 2014 6:45 pm 


yo

Brandon.

Can you name any boxers that Wlad faced that had jabs close to Pulev’s? Jabs that recorded knockdowns and knockouts of top 20 fighters?

Wlad has only faced 3 talented boxers in his career: Byrd, Thompson, and Haye.

None of them relied on a stiff power jab.

We ARE in the theater of the absurd if you think Wlad has faced anyone like Pulev before.

Posted May 16, 2014 6:34 pm 


Lennox GOAT

KLITSCHKO WILL NEVER SEE WBC BELT AGAIN! LOL!!!!!

Posted May 16, 2014 6:33 pm 


Brandon

Yo,

Based on what will he lose the battle of the jabs? Now we are entering the theater of the absurd….Based on the fact that Wlad has never been out jabbed by a non-southpaw in his career. And based on the fact that you massively overrating Kubrat’s jab against seasoned pros. Because I know that Pulvev has a garbage right hand, I’m certain that Wlad knows it and will make the necessary adjustments. I’ll tell you again, he’ll overpower him with big right hands like he did with Tony Thompson in the 2nd fight.

Posted May 16, 2014 6:25 pm 


matthews

TT did a decent job the first fight and still got cleaned. The second fight was even worse for him. TT is also a southpaw. I dont know where people get KP is a lefty when he boxes in SN orthadox stance.

Posted May 16, 2014 5:33 pm 


yo

Matthews.

I respectfully disagree with you.

Wlad’s style is perfect against caveman swarmers. Ask Leapai and Povetkin

Coming straight to Wlad swinging wildly will just get you a facefull of ramrod jabs and pulverizing straight rights.

Ask yourself, who did better against Wlad? Leapai or Haye?

Did swarming accomplish anything?

Tony Thonpson landed the most punches ever against Wlad.

Is Thompson a swarmer? Or a boxer?

Posted May 16, 2014 5:17 pm 


matthews

That Wlad you are talking about is dead and gone. He was erased in Peter 1. No one is beating wlad by jabs alone. You need a heavyweight version of how maidana fought Floyd to unravel WK. And it still might not work.

Posted May 16, 2014 5:00 pm 


yo

Brandon.

There is an account of a boxer who made his living by being a sparring partner.

The man claimed to have sparred with Wlad, Evander, Tua, Cooper, Lennox, and George– among others.

He said NO ONE he sparred hit like Wlad. He said being hit by Wlad was unlike anything he had experienced before.

Not even Lewis hit like Wlad.

But– he said he STILL did not respect Wlad. He said Wlad has an iron jab– which is harder than most fighter’s right hooks. But, that Wlad has no heart at all.

He said no matter how hard Wlad hits, he will not stand his ground if you come after him.

He said Wlad has a certain lack of tenacity, which prevents him from being as dangerous a puncher as he should be.

Pulev’s strength is his will, his tenacity, his cruelty. Pulev ENJOYS hurting people with jabs.

He likes to see people suffer round after round.

Pulev will get up in Wlad’s face and push the fight.

Thompson in the first fight had Wlad on his heels– you think Pulev won’t?

Pulev doesn’t have to load up power shots to hurt Wlad– his jab has K.O. power. Ask Ustinov.

Pulev has the nasty attitude to take advantage of Wlad’s flighty tendencies.

Haye took clean shots from Wlad and was never hurt.

I fail to see the certainty of Wlad hurting Kubrat.

Is Wlad capable of beating or k.o.ing Pulev? Yes.

Is Pulev capable of beating or k.o.’ing Wlad? Yes.

You keep saying Wlad will win the battle of the jabs.

Based on what?

What jabber on Pulev’s level has Wlad fought?

Posted May 16, 2014 4:34 pm 


Brandon

John,

In a word, “yes.” Wladimir might not be an exciting fighter, but I can think of plenty of heavyies I rather not watch. John Ruiz, for one, was ass-numbingly boring, as was Nikolai Valuev and Chris Byrd; and that’s only from the last decade alone!

Posted May 16, 2014 4:02 pm 


TURD

GO F@KYOURSELF Anonymous,toothless punk

Posted May 16, 2014 3:51 pm 


john

has there ever been a more boooring and unwatchable heavieweight champ than grabimir? his boooring style has really caused the interest in the sport to wane over recent years….

Posted May 16, 2014 3:51 pm 


Brandon

Yo,

I DID not say I think Fury is a better fighter or would beat Pulev. I simply said that Fury DID NOT duck him. In a head-to-head match-up, I might go with Pulev, since he has better fundamental skills and excellent stamina.

As for the body being Wlad’s Achilles Heel, everybody has to have hope…right? Wlad hasn’t lose in 10 years, so fighters are naturally floating ideas about the best way to beat him. Everybody things they have a key, and the body rumor sticks because it’s something nobody has ever tried, and for good reason.

Think about it. Wlad is a tall fighter and a head hunter. If you go to his body, you leave your head completely open for a power shot. The most any fighter has ever tried against Wlad, for that very reason, is to jab him in the abs. They rarely ever commit, because they can’t beat him on that half step it takes to truly land a good body shot on his flank. And if they should miss? A right hand would end them. It’s risk reward. In other words, going to Wlad’s body is a huge, huge gamble for a smaller fighter to take, especially when they don’t have fast feet. And Pulev doesn’t.

Posted May 16, 2014 3:46 pm 


Another Boxing Fan

Pulev will beat Wlad is almost that funny as Fury will beat Pulev…

Posted May 16, 2014 3:35 pm 


testing

Tark, rewatch the fight with HBO commentary.

Larry Merchant, AT RINGSIDE, said Wlad was fighting with his mouth open.

The 1st fight.

If you had a better ringside seat than Larry, with which to challenge his account, fine.

Posted May 16, 2014 3:27 pm 


De Lima I.

TARK and I Racists? No way!

Posted May 16, 2014 3:17 pm 


TARK

yo.., “Thompson easily worked Wlad’s body, which caused Wlad to be fighting with his mouth open by round 5.”

You remember a totally different fight than the 2 that happened. Like people say about incompetent judges, “What fight was he watching?”

Posted May 16, 2014 3:16 pm 


yo

Brandon.

I feel like I am Kubrat, and you are Klitschko!!

As Tony Thompson said, no one has gone to Klitschko’s body- that is why he has not gone down to a body shot.

Thompson easily worked Wlad’s body, which caused Wlad to be fighting with
his mouth open by round 5.

Sherman Williams even said Wlad was whining about body shots in training camp.

The word is out, it is just that Leapai and the Russian Barney Rubble couldn’t implement a body attack.

So now you think Tyson Fury is better than Pulev?

Pulev would have Fury cut and bleeding by round 2.

He would drop him repeatedly with jabs, and make hin quit on his stool.

I guess you don’t think Fury’s fake retirement to avoid Wilder was a duck either, right?

Posted May 16, 2014 3:10 pm 


Boxxy

Not ‘insane”, he has said “idiotic”. He might have trained smart instead. Smart is better than idiotic.
Wlad has been knocked down by punchers with fast hands. That’s the only way to fight him and the only defense against him. Pulev will be helpless, no punch and average speed. His jab will be nullified by a superior Klitschko jab.

Posted May 16, 2014 3:10 pm 


john

bowe destroyed evander holyfield….colota destroyed bowe….golota waaaas the best heavieweight in the world! stupid racists! nuff said!

Posted May 16, 2014 2:58 pm 


Dempsey

“The tard to apologize to Shannon Briggs immediately, otherwise Chicken Kiev might be served”

Wasn’t “Chicken Kiev” a taunt used by James Tony or Rahman trying to get a fight with Vitali? Did some old timers like Briggs, Rahman and Toney join us here?

Posted May 16, 2014 2:52 pm 


Boxxy

Not ‘insane”, he has said “idiotic”. He might have trained smart instead. Smart is better than idiotic.
Wlad has been knocked down by punchers with fast hands. That’s the only way to fight him and the only defense against him. Pulev will be helpless, no punch and average speed. His jab will be nullified by a superior Klitschko jab.

Posted May 16, 2014 2:44 pm 


Brandon

Yo,

You keep going on an on about body shots, as if they will be the difference in this fight; the ostensible chink in Wlad’s armor. But Let me ask you something: Has Wladimir ever been knocked down by a body shot? In 63 professional fights, has he ever been floored or even hurt by a body shot? I mean, there’s a lot of body there for a guy who’s 6 ‘6 and has a lean frame. Why hasn’t he be hurt to the body before if it’s so why open???

Also, not to defend Fury, because I can’t stand him, but he clearly didn’t duck Kubrat. He chased David Haye for a chance to make 10 times more than he could have against the ass-stingingly boring Pulev. Obviously, it was a bad choice in hindsight…But it says more about Wlad than it does about Kubrat, i.e., Fury knew that he would probably beat Pulev, but that he was not ready to fight Wladimir. So, as I explained to you, he went for the big bucks. That’s what prizefighters do. A duck? Don’t be fatuous.

Posted May 16, 2014 2:38 pm 


Boxy

Wlad looked good against a southpaw by the name of Sanders.
The tard to apologize to Shannon Briggs immediately, otherwise Chicken Kiev might be served for breakfast by Pulev. No, not by Pulev. By Glazkov. No, …yeah whatever, somebody send a waiter or a plumber to fight for the title.

Chicken Kiev, old recipe new meaning.

Chicken Kiev.

Posted May 16, 2014 2:37 pm 


yo

Boxy, Calzaghe was knocked down early against Hopkins and Jones.

Does it matter?

Holyfield was knocked down by Bert Cooper.

Did that help Tyson?

Lewis was ko’ed by McCall and Rahman.

Did that help Vitaly?

Klitdchko has been knocked down and out repeatedly.

Using your logic, Pulev will KO Wlad with a jab.

You seem to not realize fighters don’t fight with the same focus every fight.

Kubrat has said he will up his training to ‘insane’ levels for Wlad.

Pulev will be at his best for this fight

Respectfully…

Posted May 16, 2014 2:33 pm 


TARK

Shannon Briggs is a blowhard who sucks doorknobs.

Some moron said, “Wlad has never looked good against a southpaw” BIG LIE.

Wlad destroyed Byrd twice while barely getting touched. He is the only man to KO Thompson, knocking him out twice. Chagaev landed one good punch on Wladimir, which was thrown in utter frustration, after the bell.

Wladimir.., “I didn’t say anything… I didn’t feel the punch. I’m hard to hit right now. The only boxers who landed a hard punch in my last 15 fights were Haye and Wach.”

Posted May 16, 2014 2:06 pm 


Boxy

Yo, Abell floored Pulev with a head shot. Pulev wasn’t hurt, he was off balance but the punch landed flush. Pulev admitted he was caught by the hook and did not look for excuses – a trip, a push, etc.
Travis Walker and Ustinov had Pulev in trouble as well. If journey man can find Pulev’s head….The point is Klit will land on Pulev almost at will. Pulev can’t take a shot, he will either quit or get stopped.

Posted May 16, 2014 1:29 pm 


Shannon Briggs

Quitschko never wants to fight a seasoned vet. I’m sure he’ll fight this “raw and green” fighter instead of The People’s Champion.

Posted May 16, 2014 11:52 am 


yo

Brandon,

TT outlanded Wlad 150 to 121.

Fury, Adamek, and Jennings turned down title eliminators against Kubrat.

If they beat him, they would be in line for millions vs. Wlad.

That is the definition of a duck.

Pulev floored Abell four times with body shots.

Not bad for a guy with no power.

Posted May 16, 2014 11:33 am 


Pratt

Tough fight for Wlad and Wlad will get hit, but so what that is boxing. Wlad will overcome and TKO or UD Pulev and retain his titles. He may pull off a victory just like Floyd would, but since he is a Euro Ukrainian he will not get the props he deserves.
The Ukrainian will defeat the Bulgarian and move on to another Belt defense. King is the milkman of the WBC now and you will NEVER see Wlad in Kings stable,…ever! Unless, of course you liberally grease the pockets of DK’s trousers and wallet all the while depriving Stiverne of his rightful share of the money. You would think that DK has had enough millions of dollars for a lifetime.

Posted May 16, 2014 11:27 am 


loosecannon

Vlad = zzzzzzzzzzz

Posted May 16, 2014 11:17 am 


Brandon

Yo,

Nobody ducked Kubrat. Boxing is a business and in business the only thing that matters is dollars and cents. Kubrat is a Bulgarian fighter who fights in Germany and has no fan base. He is also, from what I’ve seen, cautious (boring) and doesn’t knock anyone out. Not exactly the kind of fighter that fans line up for. In other words, there’s no money in it for anyone to fight him. Really, you think Tyson Fury is going to put asses in the seats fighting some Bulgarian fighter nobody’s ever heard of? I don’t mean to be insulting, but use your head. Prizefighters for for money and when there’s no money they don’t fight. Sometimes the simplest explanation is the right one (Ockham’s Razor, right?).

As for the him out boxing Wlad theory. It’s possible. But I don’t see. Wlad has all the physical advantages, and against a guy that can’t hurt him, odds are he’ll just completely overwhelm him.

Posted May 16, 2014 10:08 am 


Brandon

Yo,

I respect your opinion, but you have to stop exaggerating if you want to engage in an intelligent conversation. You know as well as I do that Wlad was not “easily out landed” in his first fight with Tony Thompson. The punch stats were about even when Tony hit the floor. Second, Tony is an extremely awkward southpaw, and Wlad has never looked good against a southpaw (Iggy, Sanders). Third, Pulev has a nice jab, but his right has is non existent.

I watched highlight after highlight, and these were made by fans, and he lands the right hand flush and strong maybe 1 out of every 10 tries. (I invite you to go to the videotape. There are plenty of them on YouTube.) The other shots are weak and looping or overhand rights that he puts absolutely nothing on. It seems to me from everything I’ve seen that his right hand is nothing more than an afterthought he uses when he happens to hurt a fighter with his left, and that doesn’t happen much.

I’d love to say that I think this could be a good scrap because I’m far from a big Wlad fan and I’d like to see him challenged. But just I don’t see it I am completely unimpressed by what I’ve seen from Pulev. Then again, Wlad is no spring chicken. He is 38. So if age suddenly catches up to him, maybe it’ll be a good fight. If it does not, Wlad wins a lopsided decision or by late-round kayo. That’s my take on it anyway.

Posted May 16, 2014 9:59 am 


De Lima I.

“delima,
andrew golota was not a ”cheater”. I watched him vs. bowe recently… he showed he was then the best heavyweight in the world during this fight. I suspect bowe of somewhat overdoing the pain in order to influence the judgement of the referee and prompting the next point off… until the dsq. golota was one hell of a fighter!”

No, he was not. AG was slow, inept, a quitter and a CHEATER. Just because AG “defeated” Bowe doesn’t mean
that he was a great fighter, let alone“ the best HW in the world!” RB didn’t have a great defense, he lacked punching power, work ethic and he was a COWARD — he dumped his WBC belt in the bin rather than fight LL!

Posted May 16, 2014 8:30 am 


HappyJack

This will be an easy fight for Wladimir? I don’t think so. If Klitschko goes into this fight with that attitude he will have problems with Pulev. This is the best boxer that Wladimir has faced in years, Pulev is a big, strong fighter with a great set of skills, including fast feet, fast hands, and a great jab. And like Wladimir, Pulev is a safety first fighter, this guy can box. If Wladimir can’t knock him out, which he may not be able to do, then there is a chance that Pulev could steal this one, and it is indeed a real chance. Guys like Wilder and Stiverne may have the big punch, but Pulev is easily the second best boxer in the heavyweight division, and I’d give a talented boxer a much better chance against Wladimir than a one dimensional, come forward slugger.

Posted May 16, 2014 7:52 am 


Happy Jack

This will be an easy fight for Wladimir? I don’t think so. If Klitschko goes into this fight with that attitude he will have problems with Pulev. This is the best boxer that Wladimir has faced in years, Pulev is a big, strong fighter with a great set of skills, including fast feet, fast hands, and a great jab. And like Wladimir, Pulev is a safety first fighter, this guy can box. If Wladimir can’t knock him out, which he may not be able to do, then there is a chance that Pulev could steal this one, and it is indeed a real chance. Guys like Wilder and Stiverne may have the big punch, but Pulev is easily the second best boxer in the heavyweight division, and I’d give a talented boxer a much better chance against Wladimir than a one dimensional, come forward slugger.

Posted May 16, 2014 7:52 am 


Bimbo

Boxy ….you will be proved soon otherwise. I know who Ustinov is….and no one ever managed to beat him that badly except Pulev. The only one who has a little chance to beat Pulev by points is Wlad. But that is a little chance. I want that fight ASAP

Posted May 16, 2014 4:10 am 


Boxy

Ustinov is not a boxer at all, he’s just big and strong. He came into boxing late from martial arts and he learned martial arts in the army. He lacks the years in the gym, so he lacks the skills. He still wobbled Pulev badly with a street-fight haymaker.
Pulev will not land his jab on Wlad and that is all he’s got. He is a sitting duck for Klitschko and Klitschko will beat him easier than he could beat a less skillfed but tougher puncher. TKO for Wlad whenever he wants it.

Posted May 16, 2014 3:33 am 


Bimbo

You guys analysing to death Wlad -Pulev bout. There will be only one result of the fight- Pulev wins. He will shock world boxing community with what he is going to do with ” undisputed champion”. Do not rush to make your opinion on previous. Pulev’s fights. Keep in mind that he is very cleaver, methodical boxer, not a street brawler. He never looks for Kos, he only does enough to win fights, never exposes himself 100%. Always saves energy. It is myth he is slow starter, he is not. It is myth he has not got inside job. He has not shown all his skills yet……Pulev wins easily by UD over Wlad. I see same fight as Ustinov.

Posted May 16, 2014 3:12 am 


Bimbo

You guys analysing to death Wlad -Pulev bout. There will be only one result of the fight- Pulev wins. He will shock world boxing community with what he is going to do with ” undisputed champion”. Do not rush to make your opinion on previous. Pulev’s fights. Keep in mind that he is very cleaver, methodical boxer, not a street brawler. He never looks for Kos, he only does enough to win fights, never exposes himself 100%. Always saves energy. It is myth he is slow starter, he is not. It is myth he has not got inside job. He has not shown all his skills yet……Pulev wins easily by UD over Wlad. I see same fight as Ustinov.

Posted May 16, 2014 3:10 am 


AssyrianGod

Problem Price had was that he was badly managed/trained. He only fought 15 times in 4 years, and apart from Sam Sexton, few of his largely mediocre opponents made it to the end of the second round. Price went in with Thompson with almost no practical pro ring experience. He had not developed his jab, defence or lateral movement, he had not developed stamina, he had not learned what to do when hit. He should have fought more often, and against known durable fighters like Guinn, Sherman Williams, people that could extend him a few rounds.

Posted May 16, 2014 3:07 am 


@

Тhis pundit boxу ?

Posted May 16, 2014 1:10 am 


Boxy

Pulev’s chin is not good. He was rocked and wobbled by Ustinov and Walker. Even a half-decent shot makes Pulev stop boxing and grab or run.
Wlad’s chin isn’t that bad, he just couldn’t protect it very well, he was simply dumb and cocky. He has been hit with good flush shots too many times and he still got up. Now he knows better, don’t take chances or if you do, hold for dear life. His chin is way better than Pulev’s. He could knock Pulev out with jabs.

Posted May 16, 2014 12:33 am 


rod

I cant believe people want to see stiverne vs wlad. It will be like watching leapai vs wlad all over again. Pulev is better than stiverne, he has waited far too long. Stiverene can fight wilder or someone then take on wlad. Wlad fought crappy leapai because it was a mandatory, time to fight pulev.

Posted May 15, 2014 11:21 pm 


TARK

I was very fair to Price. He’s a big, tall, powerful, smashing puncher. Fury was scared to death of Price before he got beat.

I thought Lennox Lewis was an idiot to rematch Price with Thompson. You correct what’s wrong first. Any time you’re nailing a main event fighter with loaded shots, on top of that somebody who’s won a British Empire Title … something is terribly wrong.

Posted May 15, 2014 9:54 pm 


AssyrianGod

Tark – To be fair to Price, he was a green novice. But TT is deceptive, as Solis recently found out.

Posted May 15, 2014 9:15 pm 


TARK

Yo says.., “TT is glacially slow.”

He’s not… He was able to out-hustle David Price twice. Price was another guy who Fury ducked. I knew when the fight was signed that Chambers would never fight Thompson. TT isn’t slow, he’s just fat… His hands are actually fairly quick… Pulev couldn’t stop him–neither could anybody else.. Wladimir stopped him twice.

Posted May 15, 2014 8:03 pm 


yo

Brandon.

Against Perkovic, Kubrat made sure to use body blows.

He was mixing up his attack.

Kubrat knows he can not simply be a headhunter against Wlad.

Brandon, you repeatedly state Pulev is too weak to beat Wlad.

You say all he has is a jab.

I saw Wlad easily outlanded by slow TT in their first fight.

TT is glacially slow.

Pulev can win by decision, he does not have to KO Wlad.

He can close his eyes with the jab, wear Wlad down with constant pressure, and win points with body blows.

If Kubrat has no power, why did Fury duck him?

Why did Adamek duck him?

Why doesn’t Wlad show interest in fighting him?

If punching power was everything, Calzaghe would have lost to Jones, Hopkins, and Lacy.

Posted May 15, 2014 7:33 pm 


dwc

W.K. should have 2 good fights now back to back..Pulev..then on to get that other belt.Really it will be nice for the fans…since his last few hasnt been against anyone worth writing home about…

Posted May 15, 2014 7:20 pm 


Brandon

Of course, there’s always a chance. But I invite you to take a look at the videotape. Pulev has absolutely no power in his right hand…none. He hits gives straight on and nothing. I’m sorry, but a fight who cannot punch is not going to beat Wlad.

Posted May 15, 2014 7:08 pm 


D

chance. small one

Posted May 15, 2014 7:03 pm 


Brandon

The book on Pulev is short and uncomplicated: Good jab, no power at all in the right hand. I’ve watched highlight after highlight and even when he hits a guy right on the button, nothing. In other words, he’s a fighter with an amateur style that has overachieved based on clever matchmaking and basically being protected. I mean, come on. His best win was against a 41-year-old Tony Thompson who was just looking for a payday and had no chance at a 3rd fight with Wlad, after being kayoed twice. That tends to take the wind out of your sails a bit. Again, I know that some folks on this board are high on this guy, mostly because he’s a unknown quantity, but this is not the fighter who is going to bring down Wlad…not a chance.

Posted May 15, 2014 6:59 pm 


TARK

john says.., “I watched him vs. bowe recently… he showed he was then the best heavyweight in the world during this fight.” … This comment shows you can’t think worth a damn.

Golota was trash… a defenseless punching bag.. Lewis, Tyson, Brewster, and Grant smashed the fouling MFer out.

And Grant is so slow he couldn’t even hit little bitty Tomasz Adamek with a telling blow. MG got outboxed by a midget… A 40-year-old Vitali outboxed Adamek every minute of every round and dropped him twice before stopping him.

Posted May 15, 2014 6:58 pm 


Brandon

Yo,

I’ve watched Pulev fight several times before, and I am left completely perplexed by your assertion that he is a good inside fighter. Which of his fights did I miss where Kubrat displayed this proclivity for phone booth fighting? In all of the scraps I watched, Pulev stayed at long or medium range as long as he possibly could. So what am I missing here?

Posted May 15, 2014 6:49 pm 


Thurmal Underwear

too raw and green: i must juice you!

Posted May 15, 2014 6:36 pm 


OneChampToRuleThemAll

How is Pulev too green? Compared to Wach,Pianeta or Leapai?

Posted May 15, 2014 6:34 pm 


john

you’re right punch, lennox did not duck vitali, that’s utter bullcrap… delima, andrew golota was not a ”cheater”. I watched him vs. bowe recently… he showed he was then the best heavyweight in the world during this fight. I suspect bowe of somewhat overdoing the pain in order to influence the judgement of the referee and prompting the next point off… until the dsq. golota was one hell of a fighter!

Posted May 15, 2014 6:11 pm 


yo

Tark.

Thompson had all the fight taken out of him when Klitschko fell on him in the 10th round.

He was a zombie the rest of the fight. It looked like he was both dazed and that his legs had been injured.

He was ripe for the picking after that.

Pulev has much faster hands and feet than Thompson ever thought about having. And Thompson outlanded Wlad, at least going into the 10th.

Pulev is much sharper, more active, and elusive than Thompson.

Thompson gassed in the second half of the fight.

Pulev won’t.

Pulev won’t hide behind the guard, hoping to land one good shot– a la Thompson.

Pulev will have his hands down, daring Wlad to punch first. Pulev has the reflexes and head movement to fight in close without leaving himself open.

Pulev is the opposite of Thompson– he is fast, gets stronger as the fight goes on, and constantly pressures his opponents.

Wlad’s weakness is stamina.

Pulev’s strength is stamina.

Posted May 15, 2014 5:53 pm 


TARK

“Klitschko looked awful in the first Thompson fight.”

It was a good fight. WK took a few, and scored a spectacular KO over a man nobody else was able to stop — and he didn’t need the KO. He was ahead on all cards.

Try again.

Posted May 15, 2014 5:41 pm 


TARK

“Any area were is Kurbat Pulev is better then Wladimir Klitschko?”

Chin. Not as tough as Wach’s, but very sturdy. He can afford to take chances.

Posted May 15, 2014 5:39 pm 


TARK

“Any area were is Kurbat Pulev is better then Wladimir Klitschko?”

Chin. Not as tough as Wach’s, but very sturdy. He can afford to take chances.

Posted May 15, 2014 5:36 pm 


yo

Klitschko looked awful in the first Thompson fight.

Thompson kept Wlad going backwards, and punished him to the body.

The HBO commentators were noticing how Klitschko had his mouth open early in round 5.

Whenever Thompson would advance on Wlad, Wlad would flee or tie up. Often Thompson would pound Wlad’s body while he was fleeing away.

Wlad looked exhausted and sloppy often in this fight.

Larry Merchant was wondering why Wlad was circling to the right– in the direct line of Southpaw Thompson’s left.

Wlad does not like pressure at all. He has no inside game at all, and is allergic to throwing body punches.

Pulev has been working on his body punching and inside fighting skills.

If Wlad circles Pulev to the left, he will be eating power jabs all fight long.

Pulev has to bring the fight to Wladimir. If he lays back, Wlad will tee off on him.

Posted May 15, 2014 5:34 pm 


Another Boxing Fan

Pulev is not southpaw, unlike Sanders (RIP), but it doesn’t mean that he will not win the fight.

Posted May 15, 2014 5:15 pm 


kermit

VITALI WAS A GREAT FIGHTER AND WARRIOR!!AND WILL BE MISSED!!GET A LIFE dirt bags

Posted May 15, 2014 4:43 pm 


al bundy

Klichko does not use “double standards” by going after Stiverne fight. At the time for Alex Leapai fight, Alex was the mandatory. So, Wlad had to fight Alex and there was not a bigger fight. Now there is a POTENTIAL unification fight, so Wlad goes after that and not because the opponent is weaker or more suitable.

Posted May 15, 2014 3:25 pm 


Brandon

Yo,

You’re getting a little bit nutty now, my friend. Kubrat Pulev is not in the same universe as David Haye when it comes to mobility or foot speed. He might seem more balletic than he really is because he’s fighting guys with the foot speed of Big Foot, like that mastodon Ustinov.

Posted May 15, 2014 2:59 pm 


Fight Aficionado

I’ve not seen Pulev so can’t say if he’s green or not. He does seem like a very good mandatory challenger based on his record and the buzz surrounding him.

Posted May 15, 2014 2:40 pm 


yo

Pulev has a damn good chance.

Corrie Sanders: 6″4, southpaw

Kubrat Pulev: 6″4, southpaw

Klitschko can’t handle mobile boxers as easily.

He could neither corner nor hurt 215 lb David Haye.

Posted May 15, 2014 2:31 pm 


Roman

@punch Lewis didn’t duck Vitali, but basically it went down like this- after Lewis-Klitschko, (good fight, watched it again recently, Klitschko was winning but cut to bleep), Vitali had crushed Kirk Johnson and was waiting for Lennox again. Lennox then found out the WBC would make him fight Klit again, so he retired. Vitaly was older than Lewis when he retired and had to retire sometime. Like Lewis, he retired at the top and that’s the idea, so I wouldn’t be too hard on either of them.

Posted May 15, 2014 12:49 pm 


Drago

“if he win he can’t fight wbc wilder and ibf pulev at the same time…” Maybe like a tag team match for the WWF belt, which is more legit then WBC anyway…

Posted May 15, 2014 12:45 pm 


Mickyc

WBC is desperate for an American Heavyweight Champion,why else let someone who hasn’t fought anybody in the top 20 take priority over a proven World Champion. Let Wlad unify the Championship, he deserves it as he’s an ambassador for the sport and a great role model. If the unproven fighter does beat Stiverne Don King will never let the WBC Champion face Wlad. WBC is a joke .

Posted May 15, 2014 12:43 pm 


Drago

Wlad is just letting clear he will go after that trinket too. He WILL fight Pulev next, and it will be a good fight with little clinching on lot of beating, but it won’t be close. Then he will stalk the green paper belt.

Posted May 15, 2014 12:41 pm 


wes

it doesn’t make sence for wladimir to fight for the wbc now. if he win he can’t fight wbc wilder and ibf pulev at the same time one would have to wait and that won’t work.

Posted May 15, 2014 12:30 pm 


wes

pulev didn’t finsh the first box off. he beat ustinov but the second part of the box off adamek,fury,jennings and maybe a few other ran from pulev. so it was only completed until tony thompson.

Posted May 15, 2014 12:23 pm 


punch

How did Lewis duck Vitali? He fought him for crying out loud and F.. him up!
He turned his face into something from a horror movie. Now, if we go by some of you guys’ logic we could easily say Vitali ducked B-ware, does that make sense?

Posted May 15, 2014 12:12 pm 


Marky

huckster, you don’t take information in real well. Klitschko-Pulev will surely happen later in 2014 because WK isn’t going to get a shot at the WBC this year. I hope Pulev puts up a good fight when he gets his chance!!!

Posted May 15, 2014 11:46 am 


Bill Patrice Jones

People actually took that John Ruiz comment seriously??????/ lol

Posted May 15, 2014 11:37 am 


gary

pulev, is mandatory for IBF his chance is now, besides The WBC have their mandatory so no matter how much Klitchco wants The WBC strap now is not the time. too many titles, besides if Klitshko got the WBC strap how long would it take to get your shot at him if you are mandatory? too long.

Posted May 15, 2014 11:35 am 


De Lima I.

“Even haye had much better credentials.”
Right, DH would be a legitimate title contender.

“Lennox Lewis vacated the WBA so he wouldn’t have to get beaten up by John Ruiz.” Really??? JR, a guy who Haye beat up with ease, would have beaten LL??? LL was a coward for ducking VK, but he did NOT avoid JR.

Cheater Golota wasn’t THAT good.

Posted May 15, 2014 11:31 am 


huckster

go get WBC, but take away the IBF, the whole process of finding the IBF mandatory has been over 2 years. If Pulev gets his fight, it will closing in on three years. Pulev has fairly been in the slot for mandatory for two years if he gets his fight. It ain’t about family. It is about boxing. I guess some people want to be adopted by Klitschos.

Posted May 15, 2014 11:24 am 


what would you do….

If you were the champ and held all the belts, and your brother held the other belt, but retired, and now Stiverne holds that belt, wouldn’t you want to fight for that belt first, and bring all the belts back to your family….of course you would, now shut up! Thanks.

Posted May 15, 2014 10:52 am 


AssyrianGod

Stiverne has a low punch output, very slow feet, and keeps his short arms low. Any fighter with good reach, a good jab and good mobility will beat Stiverne. Pulev, Povetkin and Fury would beat him comfortably, and i’d take Jennings, Chisora and Cunningham to beat him also.

Posted May 15, 2014 10:50 am 


gumboot

I congratulate Stiverne for taking this version of the title. He won the fight he needed to. WBC named his opponent and stiverne won. He isn’t responsible for the quality or otherwise of the opponent. That said arreola isn’t anything like the best around. Ideally klit takes the mandatory vs pulev. Who has fair claims to a tilt. But I a. Sick of the garbage about wilder being a legitimate title contender. Even haye had much better credentials. At least he had been cw champ. Wilder is utterly untested and it is only the corrupt WBC and the bent electric hair do that ‘legitimazes’ his claims. SURELY you have to EARN a shot? Wilder hasn’t. Yes he may beat Stiverne but he shouldn’t yet have the chance. Not yer

Posted May 15, 2014 9:51 am 


Johnny Five

Lennox Lewis lost 4 fights- the ones in the ring to McCall and Rahman, and the two brawls in the TV studios to Rahman again and Iron Mike Tyson, LOL!

Posted May 15, 2014 9:06 am 


Khan’s Cuz Achmed

It is very clear that Wlad is very afraid of Pulev. It is very sad indeed. Alas, we are adapted to fighters living in fear. Poor Floydee sits at home crying daily looking at photos of Amir Khan and thinking about how he was lucky to fight Maidana instead of the Krusher Khan. Luckily Bieber is there to lick his wounds and ease his pain. Step up Floydee. Be a man instead of loving on one. #KingKhan2014

Posted May 15, 2014 9:05 am 


Nameless

And the last five cans were?

Posted May 15, 2014 8:20 am 


Neil (pomy)

… but Wladimirs should still win comfortably

Posted May 15, 2014 7:33 am 


Neil (pomy)

No no, that’s not right …. Pulev is a much, much better opponent than Wladimirs last

Posted May 15, 2014 7:33 am 


Drago

Wlad says he will get criticized AGAIN because PEOPLE will say Pulev is too green behind the years. He didn’t say it himself, or disrespected Pulev in any way. The writher is a moron.

Posted May 15, 2014 6:43 am 


AssyrianGod

Lewis would never have got beaten up by Ruiz or Byrd, he beat better fighters than both. They would have been bore-fests and not generated public interest. Tua, Golota and Tyson were far higher profile opponents, even Botha probably was.

Posted May 15, 2014 6:42 am 


AssyrianGod

Two sides to this; From Pulev’s perspective, he deserves his shot, certainly more than Stiverne or Wilder. From Wlad’s perspective, he quite naturally wants to unify all the belts. Wlad is in no way ”scared” of Pulev. Sure Stiverne and particularly Wilder would provide easier fights, but it’s the belt thats the motivation, not an easier fight.

Posted May 15, 2014 6:42 am 


Rem

Pulev is waay better than stiverne!

Posted May 15, 2014 6:41 am 


Anonymous

wlad wbc

Posted May 15, 2014 6:40 am 


huckster

PI is a small planet too. Look how big a hero they got. Give Pulev his chance. Isn’t that what the movie Rocky was about. Give the small guy a chance. Haiti is even a smaller planet. Logic is not playing correct. He is just thinking the easiest route to get that belt. Wilder is stupid to give up his chance. Wilder would make more money fighting Wlad with the WBC around his waist than taking a payoff. He will get maybe payday, but will never in “wlad’s time” get a belt. Wilder is maybe thinking a “a bird in hand is better than two in a bush”. Wilder got doubts that he can take the WBC from Stiverne. That’s not good. Wlad got no doubt.

Posted May 15, 2014 5:55 am 


Drago

Wlad says he will get criticized AGAIN because PEOPLE will say Pulev is too green behind the years. He didn’t say it himself, or disrespected Pulev in any way. The writher is a moron.

Posted May 15, 2014 5:54 am 


huckster

nobody said, at least, not the me, that wlad is scared. “take away the belt” and he can go get it back if he wants it. The person with the best deals are Glazkov and Wilder. Glazkov gets a shot at the IBF for standing in line. Glazkov beat Adamek. That has to be something. Wilder gets a shot for killing cans.

The scenario is Stiverne-Wilder 2014 “aber” Wilder should fight Jennings first. Stiverne deserves his rightful “bye”.

IBF has been hanging for more than 2 years. Add there has been a forever “box off”.

For all nuthangers, The scenario may end up Wilder-Wlad 2015. Pulev has a way better chance of beating Wlad than Wilder beating Stiverne. Stiverne is not going to fall down and flop.

Stiverne-Wilder 2014 —–Stiverne probably will break wilder string of wins.

Pulev-Wlad 2014!

The winners fight 2015 . . . The HW andscape might change 2015. There is two big boys in England getting groomed. Not talking Tyson.

Posted May 15, 2014 5:46 am 


nemo

let Wlad unify against Stiverne or Wilder.
Then fight as unified Champ against Pulev.
So even Pulev gets a good payday, and maybe the needed exposure in USA, win or lose. He’s not bad for sure, even if potetially loosing his first fight with Wladimir.
It woulfd be better for HW-boxing, I think

Posted May 15, 2014 4:50 am 


Bill Patrice Jones

Total unification is almost impossible and whenever it has happened after Riddick Bowe badly messed up the title lineage it holds together so terribly briefly that it seems pointless. Wladimir is undisputed. When Lennox Lewis unified the WBC, WBA and IBF, he immediately vacated the WBA so he wouldn’t have to get beaten up by John Ruiz and could fight Grant, and then promptly vacated the IBF so he didn’t have to fight Chris Byrd and could pursue his own selection of opponents in Botha, Tua and Tyson. The division was totally fragmented after Vitali left. However before Vitali’s comeback Wladimir was number 1 and the WBC champion was Samuel Peter, a man he held a win over. He was technically undisputed then, and if Vitali hadn’t returned would have unified against Peter probably anyway. It was only Vitali’s return which muddied the waters. Wladimir IS undisputed. He beat everyone and unified three of four belts. No one has EVER held all four belts. The WBO has always been a strange irrelevance and its titlists are the least known of any governing body.

Posted May 15, 2014 4:44 am 


huckster

“Pulev is the mandatory challenger. He won in a box-off that we had and, really, he beat two guys. He beat [Alexander] Ustinov for the number two spot and then he beat Tony Thompson for the number two spot, so he’s our mandatory,” said Tucker, referring to Pulev’s 11th-round knockout of Ustinov in September 2012 and his unanimous decision over Thompson in August 2013.

“But because Klitschko is the unified champion, we have to wait to go into the rotation. But our mandatory was definitely due some time ago. So now, we sent the letter out to get them to start negotiating to get this fight going. They have 30 days to negotiate and if they can’t get the deal done within the next 30 days, then the next step is to call a purse bid. They have 30 days and then on the 31st day, the letter would go out calling for the purse bid.”

Posted May 15, 2014 4:00 am 


Anonymous

huckster you sukks!!!!!

Posted May 15, 2014 3:49 am 


huckster

It looks like the time to give it up the IBF . . . Kubrat Pulev vs. Vyacheslav Glazkov 2014

Posted May 15, 2014 3:25 am 


Joker

No one really gives a damn over the IBF ANYWAY..

Posted May 15, 2014 2:42 am 


huckster

mandatory is mandatory. wlad fought leapai. mandatory. IBF has been sitting on the shelf forever. How many times does Pulev have to fight someone else to be mandatory. The champ defend the belts; not collect belts. Wilder is mandatory. Pulev long waiting mandatory. Vitali sat on the belt, what is it . . . 18 months. hello . . . It is Pulev’s time. If Wlad waiting in line for a shot at the IBF belt, would he wait 2 years. Make it happen . . . People fear that Pulev might take the belts away. Stiverne-Wilder 2014. Wilder should be boxing Jennings. Stiverne should get a bye. Wlad and Vitali took “byes”. Pulev-Wlad 2014. Take the IBF away and Wlad can fight whoever he wants to fight whatever reasons. Blame Vitali for sitting on the belt.

Posted May 15, 2014 2:36 am 


@

Тhis pundit sауs 11%

Posted May 15, 2014 2:23 am 


&

Pulev only has a 10% chance? More like 11% but still the best fight out there for Klit.

Posted May 15, 2014 2:18 am 


@

?

Posted May 15, 2014 2:03 am 


Joker

OH come on writer, EVERYONE want’s to see the STIVERNE fight rather than the PULEV fight. Get your head out of your @ss. After that, there’s plenty of time for Kubrat to fight wlad for all the titles, with pulev standing to make more money as a result. BE SMART DONT BE STUPID

Posted May 15, 2014 1:47 am 


@

Уеs pulеv hаs no chаncе! 0nlу 10%

Posted May 15, 2014 1:04 am 


Writer

Dear reader Anthony, read the last sentence of the article. It should answer your questions.

Posted May 15, 2014 12:56 am 


rod

Pulev is better than wach, mormeck, pianetta and leapai. He is as dangerous if not more dangerous than povetkin and beat thomson a man who gave wlad a hard first fight and who when in form can end careers. Time to face pulev 2014.

Posted May 14, 2014 11:44 pm 


rod

God seeing stiverne fight wlad will be a repeat of leapai vs wlad. OK Stiverne is better than leapai but he is a slow short puncher, the type wlad loves. Someone needs to force wlad to face pulev. I doubt pulev will win but he is not small, has fast hands and feet and a good jab. He could make wlad look awkward, will wlad be forced to grab and wrestle. Wlad needs to face pulev.

Posted May 14, 2014 11:38 pm 


rbasset

Pulev is one of Wlad’s more credible opponents and I’m willing to forgive the lack of resume but what tools does Pulev have that can give Wlad problems? He’s not that fast. He’s not that powerful. He’s hittable. His chin is decent. He does everything that Wlad does, just not quite as well. He’s got size so perhaps Wlad doesn’t get the KO.

Posted May 14, 2014 11:11 pm 


HHLondon

Which is a text book opponent for the Clit.

Posted May 14, 2014 9:47 pm 


badger

I can’t post more than 20 words or be blocked on this site.

Posted May 14, 2014 9:05 pm 


badger

agree with mathews

Posted May 14, 2014 9:04 pm 


Jonn E. JaGozza

This kid Pulev is NO challenge to Klitschko…in any way.. h’ed be fighting out of his league … nothing else to say.. Boxingdictionary.com…” The Language of the ring “

Posted May 14, 2014 8:53 pm 


JeffC

Everybody keep on knocking Klitskcho, if and when he fights Pulev, there is no doubt he WILL knock him out. I don’t know what makes you boxing fans think otherwise? if there is something I don’t know, or I haven’t heard about Pulev, please tell me what it is.

Posted May 14, 2014 7:42 pm 


matthews

Thompson is KP best name on his resume. Someone who WK blasted twice is your best win by decision. And WK is supposed to be ducking this guy.

Posted May 14, 2014 7:10 pm 


Anthony

Dear writer – tell us, readers, about any area were is Kurbat Pulev is better then Wladimir Klitschko. Jab, 1-2 combo, hight, weight ??…- WK is better in all department and improve a lot since his losses (do not forger WK cannot fight Sanders -RIP bro) —- so W Klitschko Stievens then Pulev Wlder and so an.
Pulev is good, but not good enought for much improved – over 10 years unbeaten Wladimir Klitschko.

Posted May 14, 2014 7:05 pm 


Hmmmmm

Wlad won’t be fighting for the WBC title THIS year or Next, you heard it here first. As long as Don King is in the picture Stiverne will dance his way around Wilder for a couple of fights and will fight a couple of cans, until the WBC orders him to fight Wilder…win or lose against Wilder the WBC title will still stay out of Wlads hands as Golden Boy will ensure they don’t risk Wilder losing against Wlad. Unfortunately for Wlad he cannot become a mandatory for the WBC while he holds other titles…so he may be waiting a long while until whoever is holding the WBC title really wants to fight Wlad..but I guarantee you it won’t be while Stiverne or Wilder holds it. Will be like when Ruiz and Byrd held titles….did they even fight eachother or another champ? no.. Too risky of a fight for GoldenBoy and Don King.

Posted May 14, 2014 6:46 pm 


BEARS

its not wlads fault people wont step up and fight and top contenders wont hardly face eachother.

wlads not boring to watch at all. he blasts everyone with nuclear bombs and knocks them TFO. thats the opposite of boring son.

Posted May 14, 2014 6:40 pm 


Jb221

These utter dumb asses want the hw division to be boring again shut the fuk up @bear or what ever you wanna call your dumb ass the fact of the matter is that he division is boring with wlad at the top stupid!!!!!!!

Posted May 14, 2014 6:18 pm 


RAYGORDON REID

wald

Posted May 14, 2014 5:47 pm 


Another Boxing Fan

@eric, the only reason Wlad said that about Pulev is because he is uncertain is his win. In this case it is way better to take the easy fight with the static Stiverne and makes his dream come true + some big money (always factor).

Posted May 14, 2014 5:28 pm 


Shane

Jeez, is someone actually thinking he is trying to duck Pulev? Pulev is an easy win for not much, BS is an easy win and complete unification reward played on HBO. As far as reaching back to the Sanders/ Brewster losses it is very old news. That guy that lost to them no longer exists. When Wlad became unbeatable as he is like today Sanders was long gone. Brewster quit in the rematch. Teddy Atlas for all his supposed boxing knowledge refuses to comprehend Wlad is NOT this mentally weak there for the taking Champion. He bad mouthed him saying Louis and Holmes wouldn’t lose to those guys. Louis got spanked by Schmeling, in the rematch THAT Louis wouldn’t lose to Max. The Wlad that exists today DOES NOT lose to his three losses. He was not a finished product. Lewis wasn’t either until Steward polished him. Atlas is blinded by hate and uses different standards for different fighters. BTW, Wlad doesn’t lose to Schmeling or Spinks. Wlad is the HW Champion WBC or not.

Posted May 14, 2014 5:18 pm 


eric

The reason fan’s do not reference Wladmir as a duck like Mayweather, well do I really need to explain ?

I’ve been a big klitschko supporter, minus the” hideous” Alexander fight in Russia, wow.

With that said Wladmir is speaking about kubrat in terms of he’s green, unpopular, not much money in the bout and such, however, wlad wasn’t making all this fuss when he fought wach and that Italian guy, was he ?

Look in the distant future, wach a big strong young undefeated fighter looks good on Wladmir’s record, but at the moment it doesn’t exactly look good to fan’s and kubrat looks good and has earned his shot fair and square not to mention it’s a mandatory that fan’s want, to see, even some say has a chance to win !!

Wladmir your already rich so if you only make 5 million so what.
You plan to box on for 10 more years, you got plenty of time to get that belt, next year you will have it Wladmir, just fight kubrat then the winner of wilder stv…

I’d like to see wilder fight stv… I want to see what wilder has.

Then beat up tyson fury and your legacy is sealed after taking out all the big strong young contenders.

You cannot be denied your greatness in beating all the past best and the latest rising stars.

Posted May 14, 2014 5:12 pm 


TARK

I actually said Lara would outbox Trout but thought Lara would get robbed, like happened to him against Paul Williams.

He fought such a perfect fight there was no chance of that happening.

Posted May 14, 2014 5:12 pm 


TARK

Losers Boxtradamus picked… Hopkins in the fist Pascal fight.. Pascal in the rematch.. Campbell to beat Ortiz… Berto to beat Ortiz… Bute to beat Froch… Rios to beat Pacquiao… Marquez to beat Bradley… Collazo to beat Khan… Donaire to beat Rigondeaux… Williams to beat Martinez… Broner to beat Maidana… Angulo to beat Canelo… Malignaggi to beat Porter… Oosthuizen to beat Gonzalez and dozens of other bad picks.

You give no analysis and pull your picks out of your ass on sheer bias. Lately you’ve been blaming your bad picks on “disciples.” … I get over 80% right that means making bad picks once in a while… But if I say a certain pick is a great bet because the odds don’t reflect the risk, you can just about take it to the bank… Often it’s the over because good technicians rarely get KO’d.

Posted May 14, 2014 5:08 pm 


BEARS

boxrec says wlad is scheduled to fight pulev in september. wlad fights 3 times a year and has pretty much only fought less if he was injured or had surgery like he had not long ago.

so who are these utter dimba$$es claiming wlad only fights once or twice a year? dudes dont know what they are talking about

Posted May 14, 2014 5:05 pm 


Jb221

None of those guys are beating wlad so if he fights for the title now it’s a wrap then heavy weight boxing becomes boring again because once he has the title it will be years before the other fights happen and that’s the truth wlad only fights once mAybe twice a year

Posted May 14, 2014 4:54 pm 


BEARS

Obviously a WBC title fight is more valuable and more important than pulev but pulev is probably the best heavyweight after wlad. So his scalp value is very high. I’m sure wlad will fight for the wbc and pulev what order it will be is anyones guess. I would take pulev to beat stieverne for damn sure

Posted May 14, 2014 4:47 pm 


Jb221

Pulev and klistchko should fight in July that way he can fight the winner of stivern and wilder in December wilder should fight stivern in July also

Posted May 14, 2014 4:32 pm 


Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. LionKing)

It’s understandable that WK wants to get that green WBC belt ASAP. He’s been wanting ALL the major titles/belts for many years, but had to wait for Vitali to retire. What legit HW Champion of the World would not want to be unified, undisputed and holder of all the major titles/belts? If WK can do it, and many believe he will, it’ll be an amazing accomplishment. It’s something that the great FMJ has not been able to accomplish at WW.

Pulev will get his shot at WK soon enough. If the IBF won’t budge, or Stiverne & King won’t accept an offer from WK and play keep-away, Pulev is up next. He’s a very skilled fighter and would beat most HWs of today and past decades. Yet plenty of detractors will call him average, a journeyman, bum, tin can, cab driver, etc. after WK gives him a boxing lesson and beats him.

Posted May 14, 2014 4:32 pm 


Anonymous

thick name john,john the jerk,johnny,jono,boring john,,gentleman john,lmfao

Posted May 14, 2014 4:31 pm 


moonshineman

He want’s Stiverne.

Posted May 14, 2014 4:19 pm 


The Prince

If Floyd Mayweather Jr. said this about ANY opponent, haters would claim he was ducking him. Now Wlad has to carry that weight of ducking Pulev to try and get what he thinks is an easy win off the WBC Haitian champion.

Posted May 14, 2014 4:16 pm 


Another Boxing Fan

Mind games, Wlad needs them. The fight will happen, no doubt.

Posted May 14, 2014 4:15 pm 


Boxtradamus

Well its back to work. Its always FUN chiming IN and verbally SPANKING someone. Until next time!!

Posted May 14, 2014 4:13 pm 


Boxtradamus

“Talent is underrated.”-YES by YOU. YOU took Trout over the MUCH more talented Lara. I guess that taught you to stop under rating talent.

Posted May 14, 2014 4:11 pm 


Boxtradamus

Forgive the old man Ivan. I have Boxed, trained, and know MUCH about Boxing and what it takes to WIN. TARK can’t hold my JOCK strap when it comes picking WINNERS….I first knew he was clueless when he took Trout to beat Lara who is a Top 5 talent in the Sport. And now YOU agree with ME on that.

Posted May 14, 2014 4:07 pm 


Swedish Boxing Fan

I understand Wladimir Klitschko that he desires to have all major world heavyweight title belts and that the WBC title is the only belt left to accomplish that achivment – to be the very first heavyweight world champion to have all 4 major world titles + the Lineal/ring title at same time.
Only Bernard Hopkins have achived that in PRO boxing to have the WBC, WBA, IBF, WBO & the Lineal world title belts at same time.

However Wladimir Klitschko must realise that even if Kubrat Pulev is not of a star name in heavyweight boxing, he cant choose to ignore that Pulev not only is the IBF 1# mandatory contender but also Ring Magazine ranks Pulev as the 1# Ring title contender and Fightnews have Pulev as the 2# best heavyweight in the world!

Kubrat Pulev have simpley made earn of that title shot and like it or not but avoiding to fight him would just hurt Wladimir Klitschko’s career. The WBC title belt have to wait until Kubrat Pulev have got his title shot granted and why not as he is a good boxer but does not posses power enough to be a serius thret to Wladimir Klitschko so just get it over with it and then go for the WBC title.

Posted May 14, 2014 4:06 pm 


TARK

Ivanov, I was already a boxing expert and betting on fights long before Ali fought Liston. My first big upset pick was Johansson vs Patterson 1.. I felt Ingo was sneaking up to Patterson and would surprise him with his right hand, which was very deceptive… I picked Patterson to win the rematch because he was a much better boxer and overall fighter — and should be able to avoid the right, as he was painfully aware of it.

I watched both Ray Robinson and Rocky Marciano fight live and was fascinated by Boxing from the age of 5. Boxtradamus never boxed or trained fighters, and he still knows very little about boxing. You have that much in common with him.

Posted May 14, 2014 3:53 pm 


Master Ken

It’s like this… Wlad vs King
..

Unfortunately

Posted May 14, 2014 3:43 pm 


TARK

Ivan you’re a nit picking idiot… Clay changed his name to Ali for his next fight.. but his name is Ali now.. You can say “Ali did this when he was 10.” You don’t have to add “of couse his name was Cassius Clay when he was 10″

Liston was Ali’s 20th fight. My point is that he didn’t have vast experience and was “wet behind the ears” and whether he had 19 or 20 fights makes little difference. He was as inexperienced and as big an underdog as Pulev will be if he fights Wladimir next.

You make stupid points and miss truths.

Posted May 14, 2014 3:39 pm 


Ivan

Clueless Tark, Sonny Liston was upset by Cassius Clay, not Muhammad Ali. He had 19 fights, not 20. The year was 1964. If you picked Ali, you must have been off your pills having a vision because there was no Ali yet. He changed his name after the Liston fight.
It was 50 years ago and you are implying you were already a consummate boxtradamus back then. Being a senior citizen, you are forgiven if you are senile but even pathetic liars should try to make sense once a week.

Posted May 14, 2014 3:31 pm 


Xavier

I’d ideally like unification and therefore a Wlad-Stiverne bout too, but I also think Pulev deserves his shot at Wlad. Stiverne has just won his title, so thinking about everything, Wlad-Pulev and Stiverne-Wilder looks good with, say, all belts to be unified sometime next year 2015, if the organizations and fighters, promoters etc could agree to that.

Posted May 14, 2014 3:18 pm 


yo

Tark, you had me going till your statement that “Pulev won’t win.”

Pulev has every chance to win.

As Pulev himself said:

“Kubrat Pulev ‏@KubratPulev · Mar 8
I am back on Twitter. Wladimir Klitschko is hiding from the Cobra”

Is he guaranteed to win? Of course not.

But he has a damn good chance.

Posted May 14, 2014 3:07 pm 


TARK

This sub-hack made one fair assessment, “Pulev is a far superior boxer to Leapai and Boytsov.” No kidding. Pulev would be the best boxer Wladimir faced not named Haye, Byrd, or Chambers. Those 3 men were fast and skilled but 6’3” and shorter X 211 and smaller. Pulev is 6’4” X 250 with a massive battering jab and great physical toughness. He’s more clever and skilled than the iron-tough Wach. He would make a more interesting fight.

Experience is overrated. Talent is underrated. Ali had 20 pro fights when he was a massive underdog to Sonny Liston. The pundits said Ali hadn’t fought anyone and was almost knocked out by 185-pound Henry Cooper and nearly beaten by 188-pound Doug Jones. They said Ali’s antics showed he was scared to death. I picked Ali to win based on Liston’s age and activity level during the previous 3 years—Liston never went a full round in 3 straight fights—and Ali’s size, height, range, youth, and speed. Pulev won’t win but will give a good account. He’s a very cool man who does not intend to lose. Where Povetkin had a loser’s mentality going in, Pulev is contemptuous of the odds and driven to win.

What Boxing needs are more entertaining fights and less strategic maneuvering to secure the perfect opponent. It’s always fascinating to me how one fight is proposed, but another fight is fought.

Posted May 14, 2014 2:58 pm 


detroitko

Wilder beats them both -

Posted May 14, 2014 2:35 pm 


eric

I understand wlad.. wanting to unify, anyone in his position would want that, however, as much as I would like to see wlad… add that last belt to his collection, he needs to fulfill his obligation anf fight kubrat, it’s long overdue.

If a poll were taken as to whom wlad… next opponent should be, it appears at least on ESB, that it should infact be his mandatory kubrat.

Posted May 14, 2014 2:34 pm 


Ales

So….Wilder has been asked if he would step aside and let Wlad fight Stiverne 1st.

“Mandatory status or not, Deontay Wilder might do what is in his best interest – avoid Wlad and hope he hangs them up soon. His initial step aside demand was reportedly unreasonable but he has not ruled this option out.”

Posted May 14, 2014 2:30 pm 


chap69

Even though I’ve always been critical of both Klitschko’s I would really like to see a unified heavyweight champ so kind of hope it gets the go ahead as we haven’t had one since Lennox Lewis and he retired 13yrs ago (and regardless of interpretations is still the lineal champ until it’s unified)) so it would be nice to rubber stamp it with Wladimir who genuinely has earned it, however when I think of Klitschko I think of big German shows with razzmatazz with big hitting in shape heavyweights but dull comatose audiences that send you to sleep !

Posted May 14, 2014 2:26 pm 


yo

If people have not checked out Pulev’s twitter account, they should.

It is comedy gold.

“Kubrat Pulev ‏@KubratPulev · Apr 6
Hopefully f______t @Klitschko will honor obligation to fight me end of year”

I understand Pulev’s frustration.

Posted May 14, 2014 2:06 pm 


bangers and beanz

f~k of Anonymous

Posted May 14, 2014 1:44 pm 


chitownfightfan

since when is this article news. Wlad made these comments Sunday morning directly after the Sitverne Areola fight.

Posted May 14, 2014 1:38 pm 


Alonzo

Aren’t raw and green synonymous? In my home country of Oklahoma the proper saying is “you’re wet behind the ears”.

Posted May 14, 2014 1:37 pm 


matthews

I can’t believe boxing fans would rather see wlad beat this non power punching 20 fight who has beat mandatory instead of wanting wlad to go for unification like wlad is trying to do. Smh

Posted May 14, 2014 1:25 pm 


mike s

Wlad will fight Pulev in Sept. Then StiverneWilder winner
then Fury Chisora winner—

here’s the messed up part
“fast” fres oquendo and Ruslan Chagaev are prolly gonna face each other in June for the WBA regular belt–soooo…. One of them will be his WBA mandatory

Posted May 14, 2014 1:06 pm 


Anonymous

Money baby, it is all about money. But at least Wladdy fights twice a year to mandatories. He sees an easy win with Stiverne and his vision is correct. Where a tough fight will be is with King, but King also is in it for the money, so in this entire situation, money is the mediator and controller.

Posted May 14, 2014 1:04 pm 


sasho

green or red it does not matter, Pulev is mandatory and Klitschko must fight him or release the belt.

Posted May 14, 2014 12:25 pm 


@

Grееn=monеу!

Posted May 14, 2014 12:21 pm 


Bobby

huckster, Klitschko v Pulev is almost certainly going to be this September, in the year 2014….:)

Posted May 14, 2014 12:18 pm 


punch-tuation

Hey screwy louie – really? its all semantics – an idiom blend is pretty much the same as a mixed metaphor. Now thank me for teaching you something new today and don’t get so pedantic on the semantic…

Posted May 14, 2014 12:12 pm 


huckster

it should have been in 2013 . . .

Posted May 14, 2014 12:05 pm 


huckster

we both agree. Wlad needs to get into the ring. wlad-pulev 2013! or get off the klo. Vitali sat on the WBC klo way too long. Wlad is sitting on the IBF klo way to long.

Posted May 14, 2014 12:05 pm 


Bobby

Wlad isn’t giving up any of his belts. Kubrat will have to win it in the ring and that’s not going to happen.

Posted May 14, 2014 12:03 pm 


Bobby

Wlad TKO Pulev round 9.

Posted May 14, 2014 12:01 pm 


huckster

take away the IBF and glad cough – Pulev 2014. vitali sat on it long enough.

Posted May 14, 2014 11:57 am 


Anonymous

keep the hw circus rolling.

Posted May 14, 2014 11:55 am 


huckster

wlad-pulev 2014!

Posted May 14, 2014 11:49 am 


Anonymous

never heard that LOL

Posted May 14, 2014 11:40 am 


john

we need more belts for the heavyweights.

Posted May 14, 2014 11:28 am 


Q

Green behind the ears? What’s that? Gangrene?

Posted May 14, 2014 11:27 am 


john

its so much better today having six belts instead of one.

Posted May 14, 2014 11:20 am 


screwy louie

punch-uation, it’s called a mixed metaphor.

Posted May 14, 2014 11:14 am 


Titopa

“green behind his ears”?? haha.

Posted May 14, 2014 11:13 am 


K2 Fan

@Punch ; and how many PhD’s do you have ?

Posted May 14, 2014 11:10 am 


mack

Wladimir should fight his mandatory, Pulev. Likewise, Stiverne should fight Deontay. The winners can then fight each other with, if anything, more fan interest. When champions sidestep their mandatories, sanctionin bodies end up creating more phony box-offs and champions. The best way to unify the titles is to defend the one he has, and then try for the others.

Posted May 14, 2014 11:09 am 


Brandon

Yeah Jango,

Wlad is scared s&*$less at the prospect of fighting a man with an intimidating 50 percent kayo percentage against European heavybags with feet like Ustinov. Yeah, I bet he wakes of in a cold sweat each night worrying about that non-existent right hand that Kubrat may or may not have and that devasting performance against the 41-year Tony Thompson; a man that Wlad kayoed twice and that Pulev lost the first 4 rounds of his fight with until the old man ran out of gas and Kubrat coasted to a dull decision. I’d be scared too!

Posted May 14, 2014 10:54 am 


Lady Girl

i guess leapai wasnt LOL

Posted May 14, 2014 10:49 am 


Jango

I bet Pulev is bringing the miracle on fight night lol. Wlad is scared s*itless. Man up and fight…

Posted May 14, 2014 10:36 am 


eddie

Floyd learned from RJJ..

Posted May 14, 2014 10:34 am 


punch

I thought Floyd was the master of inventing excuses but forgot Grabimir has a PhD in it.

Posted May 14, 2014 10:26 am 


@

Ivаn do уou tink thаt Pulеv-Wlаd mееt in Наmburg this уеаr, or
Wlаd fight аgаinst Stivеrnе in USА?

Аnd whаt tink аbout Wildеr-Stivеrnе fight?

Posted May 14, 2014 10:06 am 


JJ

C’mon Wlad, fight Kubrat Pulev. Stiverne/Wilder/ and the WBC title can wait for later.

Posted May 14, 2014 9:59 am 


yo

Klitschko is taking a lesson from Mayweather.

Mayweather insists Pac has done nothing in his career to earn a fight, but everyone else has- Cotto, Ghost, Canelo, Maidana, Ortiz.

Just spew crap and hope the fans are dumb enougb to buy it.

Stiverne’s whole career is Arreola, and nothing but Arreola.

Even Wilder mocks Stiverne’s credits.

But Wlad hopes the fans are dumb enough to believe Pulev is not as seasoned as Stiverne.

No one cares about the damn WBC belt. Less than 4,000 fans showed up to see Stiverne win it, yet Wlad thinks Pulev is the one with the small fan base.

Quoting Sato from the Karate 2: “your fear make air stink.”

Yes it does, Wlad.

Posted May 14, 2014 9:53 am 


matthews

WTH is Pulev gonna do to win?

Posted May 14, 2014 9:45 am 


punch-tuation

good boxing skills but too raw or “green behind his ears”….lol, I think thats what they call an idiom blend – taking 2 well known expressions and combining them into something made up :)

Posted May 14, 2014 9:27 am 


dw

klitco will still find a way to hold him and ruin the fight

Posted May 14, 2014 9:24 am 



Leave a comment on

Wladimir Klitschko: Kubrat Pulev is “too raw and green behind the ears”









Back To Top

Close this window.

0.239