O2 World Arena, Hamburg, Germany
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Wladimir Klitschko vs Kubrat Pulev report
Who won Klitschko vs Pulev?
Wladimir Klitschko beat Kubrat Pulev by knockout in the 5th round on Saturday 15th November 2014 at O2 World Arena in Hamburg.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
This contest was for the unified heavyweight championship of the world, with the WBA, The Ring & WBO belts on the line.
Klitschko vs Pulev stats
Wladimir Klitschko stepped into the ring with a record of 62 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 52 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Kubrat Pulev made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 20 wins and 0 draws, with 11 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Klitschko had a large advantage in power over Pulev, boosting at 84% knock out percentage over Pulev's 55%.
Wladimir Klitschko was the older man by 5 years, at 47 years old.
Klitschko had a height advantage of 2 inches over Pulev. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Wladimir Klitschko & Kubrat Pulev fought out of an orthodox stance.
Klitschko was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 45 more fights, and made his debut in 1996, 12 years and 10 months earlier than Pulev, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 135 more professional rounds, 369 to Pulev's 234.
Klitschko vs Pulev form
Klitschko had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Mariusz Wach on 10th November 2012 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Heavyweight, The Ring Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at O2 World Arena, Hamburg, Germany.
Previous to that, he had beat Tony Thompson on 7th July 2012 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBA Super World Heavyweight, The Ring Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Stade de Suisse, Berne, Switzerland.
Going into that contest, he had won against Jean Marc Mormeck on 3rd March 2012 by knockout in the 4th round in their WBA Super World Heavyweight, The Ring Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at ESPRIT arena, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.
Before that, he had beat David Haye on 2nd July 2011 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Heavyweight, WBA Super World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Imtech-Arena, Altona.
He had defeated David Haye on 2nd July 2011 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Heavyweight and The Ring Heavyweight championship fight at Imtech-Arena, Hamburg.
Klitschko's last 5 fights had come over a period of 11 years, 11 months and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 4 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 46 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.2 rounds on average.
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