Tony Thompson Vs Kubrat Pulev – 24th August 2013

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After two upset wins over highly regarded and devastating puncher David Price, Thompson gets straight back in with Kubrat Pulev, a guy who is tipped by many to succeed at the top of the Heavyweight division post Klitschko era, when that time comes.

Pulev had a good amateur career winning gold at the 2008 European Amateur Championships, he is a highly skilled boxer, he utilises his jab with great effect and moves well. He has beaten some solid opposition to date and while he hasn’t always been explosive, he has never really been troubled to date.

I think he could be facing his toughest challenge in Tony Thompson, at 41 Thompson can be easily dismissed as too old or worn to keep pace in a fight like this, but i disagree, whilst Thompson can look a little saggy around the edges at times, that’s just him now and i think he’s still good to go.

Thompson has a very relaxed style, he likes to hang loose, this allows him to utilise his energy for optimum purpose, and i think he may surprise a few by keeping pace with Pulev in this fight over the championship distance, infact Thompson seems to have a habit of turning fights into a show that suits him.

Most remember Thompson from his two losses to top heavyweight in the world Wladimir Klitschko, but if you take those losses away you are looking at a guy looking for his straight 10th stoppage.

I may be completely wrong but i think Thompson is thick in this fight and at 9/2 (Pinnacle) he’s worth a pop, as the rewards are rich. Pinnacle are best price which is a good thing as you are covered in the event of a draw so if you don’t play at Pinnacle or Bet365 be sure to cover some on the draw as the fight is over in Germany, and well we all know its rich in history.

ATR’s Bet – £50 on Tony Thompson 9/2 Pinnacle. 

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