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Klitschko vs Pulev results: LIVE fight boxing coverage, streaming HBO updates from Germany

Oliver Hardt

The most dominant Heavyweight boxer of this generation, Wladimir Klitschko -- who has not been defeated in a decade -- is back in action for the first time since April this afternoon (Sat., Nov. 15, 2014), facing consensus No. 2-ranked Kubrat Pulev inside O2 World Arena in Hamburg, Germany. will deliver LIVE coverage of the championship bout (WBO, IBO, WBA and IBF), starting with the HBO broadcast at 4:45 p.m. ET.

"Dr. Steelhammer" (62-3, 52 KO) has demolished all comers since a 2004 loss to Lamon Brewster, assembling all but one of the legitimate heavyweight titles with the remainder held by his brother, Vitali, before his retirement. While the towering Ukrainian has earned some flak for his clinch-heavy approach, most egregiously in his fight with Alexander Povetkin last year, he showcased his tremendous power earlier this year by stopping Alex Leapai in five rounds.

Pulev (20-0, 11 KO) earned the biggest win of his career in Aug. 2013, defeating a resurgent Tony Thompson fresh off of his derailing of David Price. He has competed twice in stay-busy fights since, picking up early stoppage wins in both. The 6'4" "Cobra" will give up two inches of height to the champion.


Heavyweight Championship: Wladimir Klitschko def. Kubrat Pulev by knockout at 2:11 of Round Five


Wladimir Klitschko vs. Kubrat Pulev

Round one: Clinch right away. Pulev lands a right hand inside before they separate. Clinch again. Pulev lands a jab, then gets clinched. Pulev whacks him a few times inside. Pulev jabbing the chest. Clinch. One minute in. BIG left hook by Klitschko knocks Pulev down. Puleva back up, sticking his tongue out and balancing on one foot to taunt him. Another left hook knocks Pulev down again before the camera can even get back to the action. Back up. Clinch. Clinch. One minute to go. Clinch. 1-2 from Wlad, rabbit punch by Pulev in the next clinch. 1-2-3 clinch. Clinch to end the round. 10-7 Klitschko.

Round two: Pulev sticks out the jab. More jabs, Klitschko probing with his own left. Clinch. Straight right from Wlad before another clinch. One minute in. Clinch. Clinch, short right by Pulev inside. Clinch. One minute to go. Mostly feinting right now. Clinch, Pulev right. Left hook from the champ. Clinch. Jab, clinch, Pulev with some borderline rabbit punches. Clinching again. 19-17 Klitschko.

Round three: Both men sticking out their jabs. Clinch. Clinch after some more feinting. One minute in. Pulev with a right to the body, Wlad clinches. Pulev ducks a right hand and gets clinched. More clinching, Pulev keeping up the rabbit punches. BIG right straight wobbles Pulev. This time it's Kubrat clinching. One minute to go. Lead left hook after the separation puts Pulev back on his seat. Straight right and overhand by Wlad, Pulev clinches in response. Clinch. Clinch. Clinch. Bell. 29-25 Klitschko.

Round four: 1-2-3 by Pulev, Wlad clinches. Wlad 1-2 misses, clinch does not. Clinch. One minute in. Klitschko jabbing. Good right by Pulev before Wlad clinches. Clinch. Wlad with a right to the body. Missed 1-2, clinch. Same from Pulev this time. Clinch, right inside from Pulev. One minute to go . Straight right by Wlad, clinch. Wlad just misses with a right, lands a hook and clinches. Shot on the break. Wlad left hook, clinch. Wlad misses on a hook at the bell. 39-34 Klitschko.

Round five: 2-3 by Klitschko, Pulev responds with a rabbit punch and attack while the referee tries to separate them. Clinch. Clinch. One minute in. Clinch after Pulev avoids a right hand. Clinch. Pulev continuing the rabbit punch output. Clinch. Pulev with a hard 2-3 that prompts another clinch. A MASSIVE left hook sends Pulev to his back, unconscious. The referee doesn't even bother to finish the count.

Final result: Klitschko def. Pulev by knockout


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