On Saturday, July 9, Derek Chisora and Kubrat Pulev will fight for the second time at The O2 in London. Let’s see Chisora vs Pulev who will win.
Chisora vs Pulev
Pulev, a Bulgarian, came out on top, earning a close split decision to advance in their IBF world title eliminator and claim the vacant European title for the second time in his career.
Since then, Chisora has fought WBC world championship challenger Dillian Whyte twice, WBA and IBF world title challenger Carlos Takam, unified heavyweight world champion Oleksandr Usyk, and most recently, two slugfests with former WBO champion Joseph Parker.
Pulev, a two-time world title challenger, dominated Jerry Forrest to win a unanimous decision on the Sergey Kovalev vs. Tervel Pulev undercard at the Kia Forum in Inglewood, California last month. His only losses came against modern legend Wladimir Klitschko in 2014 and former unified king Anthony Joshua in 2020.
He had agreed to fight Junior Dos Santos, a UFC icon, in another ‘Triad’ bout, but the fight was canceled after the promotion. Chisora, on the other hand, is coming off three straight losses, including two to Joseph Parker last year and a close decision to Oleksandr Usyk in 2020.
He’s never far from the top of the division, but when Parker brutalized him in their most recent match, there were demands for him to quit.
When will Chisora vs Pulev be held?
Over six years after their 12-round battle for the European heavyweight title at the Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany, Derek Chisora, and Kubrat Pulev will fight for the second time at The O2 in London on Saturday, July 9, live worldwide on DAZN (except France, Australia, and New Zealand).
Chisora vs. Pulev tickets are available at £40, £80, £100, £200, and £400 (VIP). From midday on Tuesday, June 7, O2 Priority Members will be able to purchase pre-sale tickets via The O2 (www.theo2.co.uk)
Members of Matchroom Fight Pass will be able to purchase tickets starting at noon on Wednesday, June 8. Eligible members have received priority ticket information through email. From 12:00 on Thursday, June 9, tickets for the General Sale will be available for purchase through Stage Front (www.stagefronttickets.com).
Fan’s reactions to Chisora vs Pulev
After Derek Chisora’s opponent, Kubrat Pulev, was announced for July 9, fans expressed their discontent on social media.
Pulev, a former world championship candidate, beat Chisora when the two originally met for the European title in 2016, but the two have been paired up again for a fight at London’s O2 Arena. Given both men’s power, Chisora’s initial opponent was the Polish-American Adam Kownacki, who would have been considered the more interesting alternative.
Supporters expressed their displeasure with the fight on social media, with one commenting that it was “typical” of Chisora’s promoters, Matchroom Boxing. He wrote on Twitter: “Matchroom as usual. Promise us a thrilling Kownacki Chisora battle, then deliver Pulev vs Chisora lol.”
“Chisora needs to pack it in,” one Instagram user wrote, before questioning, “Who wants to see this?” Some fans were impressed by the match-up, while others were disappointed that they were granted a rematch for about that wasn’t particularly close the first time around.
Due to his recent matches with Triller Fight Club, supporters are concerned that Pulev is “semi-retired.” One fan stated that “nobody wants to witness Chisora Pulev 2,” and that the Brit “should have faced Ortiz or Charles Martin.”
After a risky mismatch with Frank Mir in a mixed-rules fight, the former world title challenger met Jerry Forrest. Eddie Hearn, the promoter, stated in a statement, “I’m happy to get this fight across the line.” “We were working on some other opponents for Derek at first, but this battle just sprang up out of nowhere a few days ago, and I really adore it!”
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