Wladimir Klitschko Vs Kubrat Pulev – Preview, Prediction and Betting Tip.


Wladimir Klitschko Vs Kubrat Pulev 

Preview, Prediction and Betting Tip.

Wladimir Klitschko puts his WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles on the line against unbeaten challenger Kubrat Pulev. Pulev an Olympian representative for Bulgaria and a very accomplished amateur is 20-0-0 as a professional and probably the most worthy challenger to Klitschko’s heavyweight crown in the division. 

Pulev is well schooled and with the exception of Wladimir being the slightly taller of the two, Pulev is physically on par with the champion and it’s highly unlikely Wladimir will be able to impose himself physically on Pulev, like he did in his penultimate fight with Povetkin which saw Wladimir bully the smaller man. 

This for me will be about the battle of the jabs, neither fighter is one for taking considerable risks in the ring but to win this fight both will need to take the initiative and get off first on the other. Against Wladimir Klitschko that will be easier said than done for Pulev, one mistake against the champion with an 80% knockout percentage, it could be all it over. 

I see many who are tabbing Pulev for a big upset this weekend and I can understand why, he is a highly competent boxer who is a physical match for Wladimir and lets face it all heavyweight boxers possess one punch knockout power so in that sense perhaps Pulev has to be seen as very live in this fight. 

However I dont see the upset this weekend, Wladimir is technically too skilled, he has the best jab in the division and once again we will see why he has reigned at the top of the heavyweight division unbeaten for over a decade. 

The real questions for me are will Wladimir get the stoppage and what is the best value play for this fight. My gut tells me Wladimir will get Pulev out of there late on but Pulev has good defensive acumen and ring IQ so the fight might just go the 12 rounds, its certainly a tricky one to predict. 

But what makes the decision easier is when you take a look at the odds, you can get a Wladimir KO/TKO victory at 4/5 however Ladbrokes are offering up a very generous 10/3 on Wladimir Klitschko to win by unanimous decision.

For me in terms of betting the fight for value the 10/3 is a no brainer and has to be played. However in terms of a prediction I am saying Wladimir by very late KO/TKO after taken over and dominating the second half of the fight after a cagey and competitive opening. 

Prediction: Wladimir Klitschko TKO 11 

Boxing Tipster’s Bet: £15 on Wladimir Klitschko by Unanimous decision 10/3 Ladbrokes.