Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg, Germany
Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Chisora vs Pulev?
Kubrat Pulev beat Derek Chisora by split decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 7th May 2016 at Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg.
The scorecards were announced as 112-116, 110-118, 115-113 in favor of winner Kubrat Pulev.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Chisora vs Pulev stats
Back in May 2016, Derek Chisora stepped into the ring with a record of 25 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 17 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Kubrat Pulev made his way to the ring with a record of 22 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 12 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Chisora had advantage in power over Pulev, with a 68% knock out percentage over Pulev's 55%.
Derek Chisora was the younger man by 3 years, at 32 years old.
Pulev had a height advantage of 2 inches over Chisora. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.
Both Derek Chisora & Kubrat Pulev fought out of an orthodox stance.
Chisora was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 7 more fights, and made his debut in 2007, 2 years and 7 months earlier than Pulev, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 90 more professional rounds, 324 to Pulev's 234.
Chisora vs Pulev form
Chisora had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Andras Csomor on 9th January 2016 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Baden-Arena, Offenburg, Germany.
Previous to that, he had won against Jakov Gospic on 12th December 2015 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had beat Peter Erdos on 5th December 2015 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Inselparkhalle, Wilhelmsburg, Germany.
Before that, he had defeated Marcelo Luiz Nascimento on 26th September 2015 by points in the 10th round at Wembley Arena, London, United Kingdom.
He had been beaten by Tyson Fury on 29th November 2014 by points in the 10th round in their BBBOC British Heavyweight championship fight at ExCel Arena, London.
Pulev had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Maurice Harris on 5th December 2015 by knockout in the 1st round at Inselparkhalle, Wilhelmsburg, Germany.
Previous to that, he had won against George Arias on 17th October 2015 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at DM-Arena, Karlsruhe.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Wladimir Klitschko on 15th November 2014 by knockout in the 5th round in their IBF World Heavyweight championship fight at O2 World Arena, Altona.
Before that, he had been beaten by Wladimir Klitschko on 15th November 2014 by knockout in the 5th round in their WBA Super World Heavyweight, The Ring Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at O2 World Arena, Hamburg.
He had defeated Ivica Perkovic on 5th April 2014 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Stadthalle, Rostock.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Derek Chisora had been fighting more than Kubrat Pulev.
Going to this contest, Derek Chisora had last fought 3 months and 28 days ago, while Kubrat Pulev's last outing had been 5 months and 2 days ago.
Chisora's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 5 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 30 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6 rounds on average.
Pulev's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 1 month and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 22 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.4 rounds on average.
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