Arena Armeec, Sofia, Bulgaria
Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Pulev vs Johnson?
Kubrat Pulev beat Kevin Johnson by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Friday 28th April 2017 at Arena Armeec in Sofia.
The scorecards were announced as 119-109, 120-108, 120-108 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.
Pulev vs Johnson stats
Back in April 2017, Kubrat Pulev stepped into the ring with a record of 24 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Kevin Johnson made his way to the ring with a record of 30 wins, 7 loses and 1 draw, with 14 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Pulev had a slight advantage in power over Johnson, with a 54% knock out percentage over Johnson's 47%.
Kubrat Pulev was the younger man by 2 years, at 36 years old.
Pulev had a height advantage of 1 inch over Johnson. Despite this, Johnson had 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Kubrat Pulev & Kevin Johnson fought out of an orthodox stance.
Pulev was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 13 less fights, and made his debut in 2009, 6 year and 7 months later than Johnson, whose first professional fight was in 2003. He had fought 126 less professional rounds, 234 to Johnson's 360.
Kubrat Pulev went into the fight ranked number 9 by the WBA, 3 by the WBC, 5 by the WBO and 2 by the IBF at heavyweight.
Pulev vs Johnson form
Pulev had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Derek Chisora on 7th May 2016 by split decision in their 12 round contest at Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg, Germany.
Previous to that, he had defeated Maurice Harris on 5th December 2015 by knockout in the 1st round at Inselparkhalle, Wilhelmsburg.
Going into that contest, he had beat George Arias on 17th October 2015 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at DM-Arena, Karlsruhe.
Before that, he had been beaten by Wladimir Klitschko on 15th November 2014 by knockout in the 5th round in their IBF World Heavyweight championship fight at O2 World Arena, Altona.
He had lost to 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.
Pulev's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 31 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.2 rounds on average.
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