Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Pulev vs Dinu?
Kubrat Pulev beat Bogdan Dinu by knockout in the 7th round on Saturday 23rd March 2019 at The Hangar in California.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
The undercard featured the clash of Magdaleno vs Ramos.
Pulev vs Dinu stats
Kubrat Pulev stepped into the ring with a record of 26 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Bogdan Dinu made his way to the ring with a record of 18 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 14 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Dinu had a large advantage in power over Pulev, boosting at 78% knock out percentage over Pulev's 50%.
Kubrat Pulev was the older man by 5 years, at 40 years old.
Dinu had a height advantage of 1 inch over Pulev.
Both Kubrat Pulev & Bogdan Dinu fought out of an orthodox stance.
Pulev was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 8 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 1 year and 5 months later than Dinu, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 137 more professional rounds, 212 to Dinu's 75.
Kubrat Pulev went into the fight ranked number 9 by the WBC and 1 by the IBF at heavyweight.
Bogdan Dinu was ranked number 14 by the WBA in the 201lb division.
Pulev vs Dinu form
Pulev had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 4 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Hughie Fury on 27th October 2018 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Heavyweight eliminator fight at Arena Armeec, Sofia, Bulgaria.
Previous to that, he had beat Kevin Johnson on 28th April 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Arena Armeec, Sofia.
Going into that contest, he had won against Dereck Chisora on 7th May 2016 by split decision in their 12 round contest at Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg, Germany.
Before that, he had beat Maurice Harris on 5th December 2015 by knockout in the 1st round at Inselparkhalle, Wilhelmsburg.
He had defeated George Arias on 17th October 2015 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at DM-Arena, Karlsruhe.
Bogdan Dinu had stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Jarrell Miller on 17th November 2018 by knockout in the 4th round at Kansas Star Arena, Kansas, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Marcelo Luiz Nascimento on 8th December 2017 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Romeo Iamandi, Buzau, Romania.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Irakli Gvenetadze on 6th May 2017 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Sala Constantin Jude, Timisoara.
Before that, he had beat Davit Gorgiladze on 14th October 2016 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Circus, Bucharest.
Hehad won against Marino Goles on 18th March 2016 by knockout in the 1st round at Circus, Bucharest.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Bogdan Dinu had been fighting more than Kubrat Pulev.
Going to this contest, Kubrat Pulev had last fought 3 years ago, while Bogdan Dinu's last outing had been 2 years, 11 months and 10 days ago.
Pulev's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 45 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9 rounds on average.
Dinu's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 7 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.2 rounds on average.
What time did Pulev vs Dinu start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 12:00 AM EST / 9:00 PM PST at The Hangar, California, United States, which was around 4:00 AM GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Pulev vs Dinu?
Pulev vs Dinu was broadcast on ESPN in the US.
What were the odds on Pulev vs Dinu?
Kubrat Pulev was a 1/20 (-1999) favourite going into the contest, while Bogdan Dinu made his way into the ring at 247/25 (+988) with oddsmakers.