Kubrat Pulev crushes Tony Thompson in IBF Eliminator

Bulgarian Cobra joins now Wladimir Klitschko as the only fighter to beat Thompson over the last decade

Bulgarian pride Kubrat Pulev has made it to the IBF world heavyweight final after beating American Tony Thompson at the eliminator game Saturday night. Pulev, who thus scored the biggest success in his illustrious carreer, is likely to face Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko for the title.

The Bulgarian started slow in the semi-final, but turned the fight around and went on to largely dictate the pace of the fight over 12 rounds against Thompson, outpointing the American veteran.

 

Pulev Saturday’s eliminator at at the Sport- und Kongress Hall in Schwerin, Germany, on scores of 116-112, 117-111, and 118-110. Kubrat is now the mandatory IBF challenger for the winner between Wladimir Klitschko and Alexander Povetkin. He joins Wl. Klitschko as the only fighter to beat Thompson over the last decade.