Dillian Whyte (27-2) vs. Kubrat Pulev (28-2)

Whyte vs. Pulev Winner and How?

  • Dillian Whyte Stoppage

    Votes: 5 21.7%
  • Dillian Whyte Decision

    Votes: 9 39.1%
  • Kubrat Pulev Decision

    Votes: 9 39.1%
  • Kubrat Pulev Stoppage

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
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May 26, 2018
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Looks like this fight is due to be next and I reckon Pulev beats Whyte quite easily.

Who wins?
 
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I think this is more about career timing than levels. Pulev hasn’t fought for well over a year which isn’t great at 37. He’s coming back off an injury, too. Although Pulev’s got a good jab, I don’t think Whyte will be worried about his power and will force the action. Pulev has the better fundamentals but youth, workrate, heart on the back of being active will see Whyte through.

Like Helenius and Browne, it’s another great bit of match making catching a fighter at the tail end of their career but looks impressive on the cv.
 

DaveT

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Nov 13, 2012
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Dillian stops him. Pulev is a test but I just think career-wise they are at the same level but with one guy on the up and one guy on the down.
 
Oct 7, 2015
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I fancy pulev decision but hoping for a Whyte win. If he does beat pulev then his cv is looking pretty good considering he’s ‘shit’ it a lot of people’s eyes.
 
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Jun 2, 2012
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The good thing about Hearn losing the purse bids is that I reckon he was looking to build a "stacked" ppv at the o2 in July now with a bit of luck we will have a regular show and hopefully Whyte-Pulev on an international show that we can watch also.
 
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emallini

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Sep 2, 2014
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12 rounds of Pulev jabbing Whyte in the head then clinching
 
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Eoghan

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Jun 6, 2013
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Pulev is a class above Dillian...seriously it’s a different level.

Clear points.
All depends on how much he has left at this stage...I'm not suggesting he's shot by any means, but I'm with Twentyman on this, Pulev could be coming towards the end. Whyte 'should' be a level below, but if Pulev has lost a step, he has every chance
 
Jun 5, 2013
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I actually feel like Dillian would be better off fighting Ortiz than Pulev. Most will disagree but I think it’s a better fight for him.
 

One to watch

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All depends on how much he has left at this stage...I'm not suggesting he's shot by any means, but I'm with Twentyman on this, Pulev could be coming towards the end. Whyte 'should' be a level below, but if Pulev has lost a step, he has every chance
When has Pulev shown signs of ringwear yet?

Whyte looked mobile and snappy v a shot Helenius and a ‘never was’ out of shape Browne.

I am not being critical of Whyte.He is a legitimate top 10 heavy,but there is currently a big gap in class between the top 5/6 and the likes of Whyte,Braezeale,Miller etc who are there through sheer bloody dedication,guts and hunger.

I wouldn’t be suprised at all to see Pulev outbox Dillian comfortably.
 

Wig

Jan 26, 2014
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All depends on how much he has left at this stage...I'm not suggesting he's shot by any means, but I'm with Twentyman on this, Pulev could be coming towards the end. Whyte 'should' be a level below, but if Pulev has lost a step, he has every chance
where would you insert Pulev to the shotness scale?

Groves
Degale
Frampton
Rees

I'm thinking between degale and Frampton no?
 

Eoghan

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When has Pulev shown signs of ringwear yet?

Whyte looked mobile and snappy v a shot Helenius and a ‘never was’ out of shape Browne.

I am not being critical of Whyte.He is a legitimate top 10 heavy,but there is currently a big gap in class between the top 5/6 and the likes of Whyte,Braezeale,Miller etc who are there through sheer bloody dedication,guts and hunger.

I wouldn’t be suprised at all to see Pulev outbox Dillian comfortably.
Neither would I, but not fighting in a year and a half, partially through injury, is not the best prep for a anyone, let alone a 37 year old. If I were him I'd think about taking another fight against a gatekeeper in the meantime just to shake the cobwebs off and see how he looks, jumping straight into a fight with Whyte might be too risky