Derek Chisora and Kubrat Pulev will go head to head once more this weekend, six years after their first meeting and with both fighters nearing the end of their careers. Pulev won the fight six years ago and they will go head to head at the O2 Arena in London on Saturday night for another battle.
Pulev, 41, was fighting for world titles as recently as December 2020, as he fought Anthony Joshua for the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight titles. This was just the second defeat out of 29 fights in his career, with the first coming against Wladimir Klitschko back in 2014.
A 2006 English National Championships gold medalist, Chisora made his pro debut in 2007 at the age of 23. A British and Commonwealth heavyweight Champion, Chisora lost the titles in 2011 against Tyson Fury. Chisora has faced a who’s who of fighters in the early part of his career, including Robert Helenius, Vitali Klitschko, and David Haye.
Chisora, meanwhile, fought Vitali Klitschko for the WBC title ten years ago and has suffered three successive defeats after losing to Oleksandr Usyk in 2020, before back-to-back losses to Joseph Parker last year made it 12 losses in 44 fights for the Zimbabwe born fighter.
When is Derek Chisora vs. Kubrat Pulev 2?
Date: Saturday, July 9
Main card: 2 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. BST
Main event: 5 p.m. ET / 10 p.m. BST (approximate)
Derek Chisora vs. Kubrat Pulev 2 fight card
Derek Chisora vs. Kubrat Pulev; Heavyweights
Israil Madrimov vs. Michel Soro; Super-Welterweights
Caoimhin Agyarko vs. Lukasz Maciec; WBA International super-welterweight Title
Ramla Ali vs. Augstina Marisa Rojas; Super-Bantamweights
Felix Cash vs. Vaughn Alexander; WBA International middleweight title
Fabio Wardley vs. TBC, Heavyweights
Solomon Dacres vs. Kevin Espinolda, Heavyweights
Who is on the undercard?
Derek Chisora vs. Kubrat Pulev, 12 rounds, heavyweight
Israil Madrimov vs. Michel Soro, 12 rounds, super welterweight – WBA super welterweight title eliminator
Fabio Wardley vs. TBA, 10 rounds, heavyweight
Felix Cash vs. Vaughn Alexander, 10 rounds, middleweight – WBA International middleweight title
Caoimhin Agyarko vs. Lukasz Maciec, 10 rounds, super welterweight – WBA International welterweight title
Ramla Ali vs. Agustina Marisa Belen Rojas, 6 rounds, super bantamweight
Solomon Dacres vs. Kevin Nicolas Espindola, 6 rounds, heavyweight
Yousuf Ibrahim vs. Fran Rodriguez, 4 rounds, super bantamweight
Pulev, meanwhile, recently turned 41 and has only fought once since his unsuccessful world title challenge against Anthony Joshua in December 2020.
That bout came in May, when he defeated American Jerry Forrest by unanimous decision in California.
This unexpected rematch is being billed as ‘Total Carnage’, with the duo having to be separated at their last pre-fight press conference after a heated final face-off turned into something of a wrestling bout.