Kubrat Pulev challenges for the IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO world heavyweight titles against Anthony Joshua at the SSE Wembley Arena next weekend.

Ahead of the bout, we take a look at Bulgarian’s key career stats and figures.

Tale of the tape: Kubrat Pulev stats

Name: Kubrat ‘The Cobra’ Pulev

Nationality: Bulgarian

DOB: 04/05/81

Age: 39

Height: 6ft 4

Reach: 80 inches

Stance: Orthodox

Professional record: 28-1-0

KOs: 14

Rounds: 203

Professional debut: 05/10/13

Biggest fights

Klitschko v Pulev – 15/11/14

After retiring both Joey Abell and Ivica Perkovic on their stool in between 2013 and 2014, Kubrat Pulev was scheduled to fight Wladimir Klitschko for the IBF world heavyweight title, a mandatory challenger.

It was a valiant attempt at claiming what would the only belt that he is missing so far in his career, as he rose from the canvas on three separate occasions to fight on to defeat.

He was eventually floored for a fourth time in the fifth round, and it was a devastating hook which left Pulev counted out.

Kubrat Pulev said after the fight: “Wladimir is a really good opponent, but he was lucky. I want a rematch”. Needless to say, no such rematch was made.

Pulev vs Chisora – 07/05/16

Following two comeback victories after the defeat to Klitschko, Pulev was scheduled to Derek Chisora for the European heavyweight title.

It was a chance for Pulev to again prove that he belongs with world class opposition, and he took his chance with both hands.

Despite one ridiculous scorecard from Beat Hausammann, Kubrat Pulev scored an easy victory in Hamburg, Germany. Officially, Hausammann’s card was 115-113 in favour of Chisora and considering how one-sided the fight was in the Bulgarian’s favour, he was robbed of a unanimous decision.

Kubrat Pulev fight record 

  1. Beat Florian Benche by TKO – 19/09/09
  2. Beat Serdar Uysal by TKO – 17/10/09
  3. Beat Gbenga Oloukun by UD – 07/11/09
  4. Beat Zack Page by UD – 05/12/09
  5. Beat Matt Skelton by KO – 30/01/10
  6. Beat Isossa Mondo by RTD – 20/02/10
  7. Beat Danny Batchelder by TKO – 13/03/10
  8. Beat Evgeny Orlov by DQ – 01/05/10
  9. Beat Dominick Guinn by UD – 30/10/10
  10. Beat Paolo Vidoz by UD – 18/12/10
  11. Beat Yaroslav Zavorotnyi by UD– 12/02/11
  12. Beat Derric Rossy by TKO – 07/05/11
  13. Beat Maksym Pediura by UD – 16/07/11
  14. Beat Travis Walker by UD – 22/10/11
  15. Beat Michael Sprott by RTD – 14/01/12
  16. Beat Alexander Dimitrenko by KO – 05/05/12
  17. Beat Alexander Ustinov by KO – 29/09/12
  18. Beat Tony Thompson by UD – 24/08/13
  19. Beat Joey Abell by RTD – 14/12/13
  20. Beat Ivica Perkovic by RTD – 05/04/15
  21. Lost Wladimir Klitschko by KO – 15/11/14
  22. Beat George Arias by UD – 17/10/15
  23. Beat Maurice Harris by KO – 05/12/15
  24. Beat Derek Chisora by SD – 07/05/16
  25. Beat Samuel Peter by RTD – 03/12/16
  26. Beat Kevin Johnson by UD – 28/04/17
  27. Beat Hughie Fury by UD – 27/10/18
  28. Beat Bogdan Dinu by KO – 23/03/19
  29. Beat Rydell Booker by UD – 09/11/20

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