Pulev defeats Shevadzutskyi for WBA Intl

WBA #10 heavyweight Kubrat “The Cobra” Pulev (31-3, 14 KOs) scored a workmanlike twelve round unanimous decision over late sub Ihor “The Hulk” Shevadzutskyi (11-2, 9 KOs) to claim the WBA International belt on Saturday night at the Arena Armeec in Sophia, Bulgaria. Two-time world title challenger Pulev separated himself over the second half of the fight. Scores were 117-111 3x.

Pulev was originally slated to challenge WBA regular champion Mahmoud Charr, but Charr pulled out with an injury. Charr, with a cast on his left arm, was an observer at ringside.

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Cruiserweight Tervel Pulev (19-1, 14 KOs), brother of former two-time heavyweight title challenger Kubrat Pulev, scored a sloppy eight round unanimous decision over Rolly Lambert Fogoum (16-3-1, 12 KOs). The 41-year-old Pulev, a 2012 Olympian, prevailed 79-73, 89-73, 80-72.

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Super middleweight Derrick Osaze (13-1, 3 KOs) handed 39—year-old former contender Joel Julio (39-20, 33 KOs) his 16th consecutive loss via third round KO. A body shot put Julio down for the count.

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  • It’s far past time for these Euro promoters to stop using Joel Julio as cannon fodder.

  • Joel Julio was at one time a solid pro with good skills. This is the part of boxing that is hard to take, I truly hope this man doesn’t get seriously injured one day.

  • The way that is written you might think he was knocked out in the third round sixteen consecutive times.

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