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
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 41 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 62 more professional rounds, 234 to Booker's 172.
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 beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Anthony Joshua on 12th December 2020 by knockout in the 9th round in their WBA Super World Heavyweight, WBO World Heavyweight and IBF World Heavyweight championship fight at Wembley Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Rydell Booker on 9th November 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Chukchansi Park, California, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Bogdan Dinu on 23rd March 2019 by knockout in the 7th round at The Hangar, California.
Before that, he had won against Hughie Fury on 27th October 2018 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Heavyweight eliminator fight at Arena Armeec, Sofia, Bulgaria.
He had beat Kevin Johnson on 28th April 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Arena Armeec, Sofia.
Pulev's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 5 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 1 month. In those fights, he fought a total of 50 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10 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?
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