Top rated heavyweight contender Kubrat Pulev (24-1, 13 KOs) had an easy night’s work in stopping former WBC heavyweight world champion Samuel Peter (36-5, 29 KOs) in four rounds in front of 16 thousand emotional Bulgarian fans in the stands of “Arena Armeec” in Sofia. The fight was for the WBA International Heavyweight title.
Peter, who weighed in at 271-pounds, was not in the best of shape for the contest. He weighed 10 pounds less for a comeback fight which took plae less than two months ago. Pulev was sharper, stronger and too much for the Peter – and found it easy to land accurate hard punches when he let his hands go.
Pulev is ranked at number 2 under the IBF and stands in position for a mandatory shot at the sanctioning body’s heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (17-0, 17 KOs), who returns on December 10th in the Manchester Arena against Eric Molina.