Bulgaria's Pulev: Klitschko Can be Knocked Out, Believe in ThisSports | October 6, 2013, Sunday // 11:06| views
Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev (pictured) has been waiting for several years to challenge Klitschko for the IBF title belt and the Ukranian's victory over Povetkin means he will finally get his dream match in 2014. Photo by EPA/BGNES
Bulgaria’s heavyweight boxer Kubrat Pulev has expressed confidence he can make his most precious dream come true and win over the unbeatable champion Wladimir Klitschko.
“We have to believe a bit stronger in Bulgarians’ strength and how much a Bulgarian can achieve. It is absolutely realistic to defeat Klitschko.”
Pulev spoke shortly after Wladimir Klitschko retained his WBA and IBF heavyweight titles Saturday night – he beat previously undefeated Alexander Povetkin and officially turned into the Bulgarian’s mandatory challenger.
"Povetkin once again showed that he is a great fighter with the heart of a true man. I do not think that he lost his power too early. Rather, I expected him to change his tactics so that his blows can reach and hurt Klitschko. "
Speaking for the local F+ radio station Pulev revealed that he has seen a weakness in Klitschko’s play that can be attacked, but refused to elaborate on this.
In his words numerous blows can be the key to winning over the Ukrainian giant.
Heavyweight boxer Kubrat Pulev looked on the match in Moscow from the stands together with his girlfriend Andrea.
Pulev has been waiting for several years to challenge Klitschko for the IBF title belt and the Ukranian's victory over Povetkin means he will finally get his dream match in 2014.
Klitschko is not only physically dominant compared to most foes, but also technically superior.
He has a punishing left jab and follows it with damaging right hands that often spell trouble for opponents trying to apply pressure.
He's also very effective defensively and doesn't get hit as cleanly as often as he did early in his career.
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