Number 1 IBF heavyweight contender Kubrat Pulev (20-0, 11 KO’s)
defeated a flabby looking 39-year- old journeyman Ivica Perkovic (20-24, 15 KO’s) by a 3rd
round stoppage on Saturday night at Stadthalle, Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern,
Perkovic, with his nose bleeding from a steady diet of jabs he’d been eating, quit at the end of
the 3rd round rather than come out for the 4th round.
39-year- old Croatian Perkovic was summoned after three other opponents, two Americans
and a Briton, pulled out of the fight for different reasons. Sunday`s match secured Pulev`s 20th
win in as many professional bouts.