COSTA MESA, California – In a fun heavyweight fight on Saturday, Kubrat Pulev made a successful debut in the United States by stopping Bogdan Dinu in seven rounds , Pulev, who was ranked No. 1 by the IBF, had to overcome a rough fourth round, injuring and injuring his left eye.
For a few minutes, he appeared to be in danger of losing not only this fight but also his position in the heavyweight division.
But this moment of contradiction only froze the Bulgarian's resolve as he regained his composure and began to slowly degrade Dinu with his pressure and an offensive attack triggered by his right hand.
"Cutting was not such a big deal, it's just part of the fight, sometimes blood makes me very hungry," Pulev said improved to 27-1 (14 KOs.)
Until the fifth round, he was back in control of the procedure, and Pulev started to secure Dinu (18-2, 14 KOs) and pushed him up the ropes As the battle intensified, Dinu broke up in his big fourth round.
"I was prepared, I was fit," said Pulev, who has now won seven bouts in a row since he was stopped by Wladimir Klitschko in 2014 for the heavyweight title.
In the seventh round, he sent Dinu with a row of right hands into the corner of the screen. However, having hit Dinu in the back of the head when he was down, Dinu had a five-minute recovery time to recover, and referee Raul Caiz Senior drew one point. However, it was only a temporary relief when Pulev plowed forward with more right hands, and another blow with punches sent Dinu to the canvas for the second time in the round.
Dinu got up restlessly and then he was down for the third time in the round, Caiz waved off.
"I think I was very good in boxing today, I showed good punches, good strategy," said Pulev, who will soon be in line.
Jessie Magdaleno defeats the sluggish Rico Ramos
Years ago, when Rico Ramos was a featherweight WBA junior, a young contestant named Jessie Magdaleno helped prepare Guillermo Rigondeaux as a sparring partner for his fight against 2012.
On Saturday evening, they reunited in the co-feature as featherweights – and unfortunately it looked like a 10-round sparring session.
While Magdaleno (26-1, 18 KOs) Quickly launched and tried to be the attacker in the first few rounds The r eluting Ramos (30-6, 14 KOs) does not really have this fight during much of the night won. Round by round he did just enough to survive, and his offensive performance was virtually nonexistent in many rounds. Magdaleno struggled methodically and landed the majority of major punches.
For a night in which a possible title fight was at stake for the winner, Ramos' lack of urgency was confusing. Ramos was once world champion, but his career has never really recovered since he was stopped by Rigondeaux in six rounds seven years ago.
Only in the last two rounds, when Magdaleno was content to circle the ring and run On the other side, Ramos showed signs of life as he stepped forward and finally let go of his hands. But even these offensive attacks were half-hearted attempts.
"It was a long layoff, I came back against a tough veteran, I wanted to make the climb [the rankings] and that's why we led this fight." Ramos is a former world champion for a reason, "said Magdaleno, the last fought eleven months ago when Isaac Dogboe was stopped in eleven rounds for the 122 pound WBO title.
At the end of the 10 rounds, Magdaleno was the winner of 97-93, 98-92 and 99-91.
"We will watch this fight and see what we have to work on," Magdaleno said. "I'll sit down with my dad, coach and top rank and talk about what's next."