Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Pulev vs Booker?
Kubrat Pulev beat Rydell Booker by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 9th November 2019 at Chukchansi Park in California.
The scorecards were announced as 98-92, 99-91, 98-92 in favor of winner Kubrat Pulev.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
This fight appeared on the undercard of Jamel Herring beating Lamont Roach for the WBO World Junior Lightweight championship. Also, on the undercard Amir Imam defeated Marcos Mojica.
Pulev vs Booker stats
Back in November 2019, Kubrat Pulev stepped into the ring with a record of 27 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 14 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Rydell Booker made his way to the ring with a record of 26 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 13 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Pulev had a slight advantage in power over Booker, with a 52% knock out percentage over Booker's 50%.
Kubrat Pulev was the same age as Rydell Booker, at 39 years old.
Pulev had a height advantage of 1 inch over Booker. Despite this, Booker had 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Kubrat Pulev & Rydell Booker fought out of an orthodox stance.
Pulev's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Booker's, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2009, 8 year and 1 month later than Booker, whose first professional fight was in 2001. He had fought 53 more professional rounds, 234 to Booker's 181.
Kubrat Pulev went into the fight ranked number 8 by the WBC and 1 by the IBF at heavyweight.
Pulev vs Booker form
Pulev had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Bogdan Dinu on 23rd March 2019 by knockout in the 7th round at The Hangar, California, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Hughie Fury on 27th October 2018 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Heavyweight eliminator fight at Arena Armeec, Sofia, Bulgaria.
Going into that contest, he had beat Kevin Johnson on 28th April 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Arena Armeec, Sofia.
Before that, he had won against Derek Chisora on 7th May 2016 by split decision in their 12 round contest at Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg, Germany.
He had beat Maurice Harris on 5th December 2015 by knockout in the 1st round at Inselparkhalle, Wilhelmsburg.
Pulev's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 44 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.8 rounds on average.
What time did Pulev vs Booker start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM PST at Chukchansi Park, California, United States, which was around 2:00 AM GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Pulev vs Booker?
Pulev vs Booker was broadcast on ESPN+ in the US.
What were the odds on Pulev vs Booker?
Kubrat Pulev was a 1/25 (-2500) favourite going into the contest, while Rydell Booker made his way into the ring at 10/1 (+1000) with oddsmakers.