Kubrat Pulev Stops Bogdan Dinu

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Heavyweight contender Kubrat Pulev (27-1, 14 KOs) just keeps on winning. He made his contest against Bogdan Dinu (18-2, 14 KOs) a one sided affair as he dominated.

The bout was the main event at The Hangar in Costa Mesa, California and aired on ESPN.

Pulev had one thought in mind and that was to look impressive. He accomplished that as he knocked out Dinu in the seventh round. As the contest started it was Pulev who started things off with his normal aggressive style. He marched forward and landed his jab all night long.

Dinu, who is coming off a knockout loss at the hands of Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller, didn’t just lay down as he had a few good moments, including in Round 4 when he connected with a few overhand rights that left Pulev bloodied.

Dinu boxed well and used the entirety of the ring in order to avoid much of the power shots that Pulev was dishing out. However, in Round 7, Pulev found his mark.

Pulev started off boxing on the outside until he managed to catch his opponent with a few good shots that had Dinu visibly rattled. Pulev forced the action and got his man to the ropes where he uncorked a ton of unanswered shots. Dinu was doing his best to avoid the onslaught. As Dinu began to crumble and hit the deck, Pulev hit him with a shot that came while Dinu was already on the ground and it was also behind the head.

The action was stopped for a moment as Dinu was given some time to gather himself. A few minutes later he was given the green light to continue. Pulev immediately jumped all over him once again and forced another knockdown shortly after.

Somehow, Dinu managed to get back to his feet but was quickly put down once again. This time for good. The referee put an end to the contest as it was clear that Dinu was taking a ton of punishment.

With the win, Pulev has soundly placed himself in position to get another crack at a Heavyweight title. He is currently ranked No. 1 in the IBF sanctioning body. He could very well get his chance at a title very soon. As for Dinu, he will be heading to the bottom of the ladder as he has now suffered back-to-back knockout losses.

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