Britain’s Derek Chisora defeated Bulgaria’s Kubrat Bule by a split decision in the heavyweight division in London on Saturday night. Relive this fierce battle.
He took revenge. After a long fight marked by very few blows, Derek Chisora defeated Bulgarian Kubrat Bule this Saturday in the heavyweight division in 12 rounds. The main event of the evening seals Chisora’s revenge for his loss in the 2016 clash, which Pulev already won by split decision in Hamburg.
A great conflict
In a fight with no real stakes, the two men engaged in a long battle in favor of the Bulgarian, who almost seemed to succeed in putting Chisora Ko at the start of the fight. On the ropes, the Briton took a number of blows during the final rounds, but benefited from an exceptional situation in his favor.
The two fighters, aged 38 and 41, faced each other in what appeared to be one last dance. Briton Chisora has shown resilience in recent defeats but arrives at the O2 Arena on the back of three straight defeats. Pulev last went the distance, defeating Jerry Forrest in May to respond to Anthony Joshua’s 2020 knockout loss.
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The Bulgarian had expressed his desire to fight the clock on the 41-year-old fighter for one last world title. Meanwhile, Chisora has denied rumors that he would have to retire if beaten here. The 38-year-old said The Independent This week: “No, no. I don’t want to think about it. Sad stories. If my wife left me today, what would I do? Am I going to look for someone else? For now, no.”
“I’m happy but at the same time I’m very sad because I don’t have much in the tank, Derek Chisora admitted the same after his win. There’s no doubt that my next two fights will be my last. I need this win after three losses in a row, entering deep water like this. When you’re preparing for fights, you have to remember why you’re doing this game. Can you imagine for two seconds if I adore my kids?
Chisora was offered a fight against former WBC heavyweight world champion American Deontae Wilder in front of popular promoter Eddie Hearn and was beaten by Tyson Fury last April.
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