Heavyweight contender Kubrat Pulev (23-1, 12 KOs) weighed in on Friday in coming in at 251 pounds for his scheduled 12 round fight against former world title challenger Samuel Peter (36-5, 29 KOs) this Saturday night at the Arena Armeec in Sofia, Bulgaria. The two fighters will be battling for the vacant their WBA Intercontinental Heavyweight title.
Peter weighed 243lbs for the first Klitschko fight. But ever since then, Peter’s weight has slowly been creeping upwards to the point where he weighed an incredible 291lbs just two fights ago against Ron Aubrey in September 2014.
Peter, 36, weighed in 10 pounds heavier than in his previous fight against Juan Carlos Salas last October. You would assume that Peter would have worked harder on his weight for the Pulev fight, given that this is a much tougher and important fight than his last match.
15,000 of Pulev’s fans are expected to be showing up on Saturday night to cheer him on. He’s going to need to be careful against Peter in the early rounds. Peter is still a very dangerous fighter in the first four rounds of his fights nowadays.