Pulev defeats Fury in IBF heavyweight eliminator

In an IBF heavyweight title elimination bout, hometown favorite Kubrat Pulev (26-1, 13 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over Hughie Fury (21-2, 11 KOs) on Saturday night at the Arena Armeec in Sofia, Bulgaria. An ugly bout with lots of holding. An old cut reopened above the left eye of Fury in round two. The 37-year-old Pulev pressed the action and generally landed the cleaner punches. Fury’s best moment came in round eight when he rocked Pulev momentarily with a right hand, but Pulev dominated the fight down the stretch. Scores were 117-111, 118-110, 115-113.

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