Chisora vs Pulev 2: Important Heavyweight Fight Opens Second Half Of DAZN Boxing Year
Many cannot fathom why Derek Chisora keeps getting big fights and headline opportunities even after losing 12 fights (3 in a row) but the fans love Chisora and tune in for him and this is an excellent move from DAZN to keep subscribers in a slower period. All data indicates that Chisora vs Parker 2 was probably the highest-rated DAZN UK fight night and in 2022, Chisora is likely to take the #1 spot again.
Chisora was supposed to face Poland’s Adam Kownacki before somebody (me) leaked the contract via social media through a picture of Chisora signing it. Kownacki turned down the fight as a result, and Matchroom was swiftly forced to move on to a tougher and less sellable fight in Kubrat Pulev. Pulev easily beat Jerry Forrest in the United States on a Triller show just two months ago and now goes straight into this fight.
Derek Chisora vs Kubrat Pulev will take place this Saturday, July 9 at The O2 Arena, London, England Live on Global Sports Streaming Platform DAZN. There are expected to be over 5,000 people at the prestigious North Greenwich venue for Chisora vs Pulev 2 watching over what could be an exciting heavyweight slugfest between two veterans of the game.
Chisora vs Pulev – Undercard, Start Times, Main Event Ringwalk Time
The Chisora vs Pulev Before The Bell Preliminary Broadcast live on DAZN and DAZN/Matchroom YouTube will get underway at 5:00 PM BST (12:00 pm ET, 9:00 am PT) and feature three matchups, including three unbeaten prospects. Ipswich knock-out artist, Heavyweight Fabio Wardley faces late replacement Chris Healey after Nigerian Kingsley Ibeh couldn’t get into the UK. Heavyweight Solomon Dacres returns for the first time in 10 months and Yousef Ibrahim appears in his second fight.
The Chisora vs Pulev Main Broadcast live only on DAZN worldwide (except Aus/NZ/France) will begin 2 and a half hours later at 7:00 PM BST (2:00 pm ET, 11:00 am PT) and features five contests. Opening the Chisora vs Pulev undercard is unbeaten Irish super welterweight Caoimhin Agyarko debuting at the weight against Poland’s Lukasz Maciec who extended Anthony Fowler 10 rounds at 164-pounds in February (10-pound heavier than his natural weight).
Following this is the rematch between Israil Madrimov and Michael Soro after their controversial first fight in a WBA 154-pound final eliminator for undisputed champion Jermell Charlo. 5-0 Super Bantamweight Ramla Ali, who has sold over 700 tickets for the card, faces 6-1 Rojas in a step-up. In the co-feature, explosive middleweight Felix Cash faces American Vaugh Alexander. Alexander upset Luis Arias, who beat Jarrett Hurd, last December.
Finally, Derek Chisora faces old foe and two-time unified world title challenger Bulgaria’s Kubrat Pulev in an important, ‘must-win’ heavyweight fight. This fight is a rematch of their 2016 European Title split decision contest in Hamburg, Germany. The Chisora Pulev Main Event ring walks are expected to occur no earlier than 10:00 pm in the UK (5:00 pm ET, 2:00 PT) with an estimation of 10:15 pm.
Chisora vs Pulev Running Order, Weights
Before The Bell – 17:00, 12:00, 9:00
Yousef Ibrahim (1-0) vs Francisco Rodriguez (1-6) – 4 Rounds Super Bantamweight
Solomon Dacres (3-0) vs Kevin Nicolas Espindola (7-4) – 8 Rounds Heavyweight
Fabio Wardley (13-0) vs Chris Healey (9-9) – 8 Rounds Heavyweight
Main Card – 19:00 / 14:00/ 11:00
Caoimhin Agyarko (11-0) vs Lukasz Maciec (28-4-1) – WBA International Super Welterweight Title
Israil Madrimov (8-0) vs Michael Soro (35-3-1) – Final Eliminator For WBA Super Welterweight World Title
Ramla Ali (5-0) vs Agustina Marisa Belen Rojas (6-1) – 8 Rounds Super Bantamweight
Felix Cash (15-0) vs Vaughn Alexander (17-6-1) – WBA International Middleweight Title
Derek Chisora (32-12) vs Kubrat Pulev (29-2) – 12 Rounds Heavyweight
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How To Watch Chisora vs Pulev?
Live on DAZN
When Is The Chisora Pulev Ring Walk?
10 pm BST