It’s six years since these two veteran warriors initially clashed in Hamburg, with Pulev claiming a split-decision victory in an IBF eliminator in Might 2016 to say the vacant European title.
Chisora, who turns 39 in December, has fought no fewer than 13 instances since then, defying expectations over a possible retirement.
He’s coming off the again off three straight defeats, dropping a pair of selections towards New Zealander Joseph Parker having beforehand been bested by now-unified champion Oleksandr Usyk.
Pulev, in the meantime, not too long ago turned 41 and has solely fought as soon as since his unsuccessful world title problem towards Anthony Joshua in December 2020.
That bout got here in Might, when he defeated American Jerry Forrest by unanimous resolution in California.
This sudden rematch is being billed as ‘Complete Carnage’, with the duo having to be separated at their final pre-fight press convention after a heated last face-off changed into one thing of a wrestling bout.
Chisora vs Pulev 2 date, begin time, venue and ring walks
Chisora vs Pulev 2 takes place tomorrow on Saturday, July 9 2022 on the O2 Area in southeast London.
The undercard is scheduled to start at 7pm BST, with the principle occasion slated for roughly 10:30pm.
As ever these timings are topic to alter, relying on the size of the undercard fights.
Chisora vs Pulev 2 struggle card/undercard in full
Derek Chisora vs Kubrat Pulev
Israil Madrimov vs Michel Soro
Caoimhin Agyarko vs Lukasz Maciec
Ramla Ali vs Augstina Marisa Rojas
Felix Money vs Vaughn Alexander
Fabio Wardley vs Kingsley Ibeh
Solomon Dacres vs Kevin Espinolda
Yusuf Ibrahim vs Fran Rodriguez
The best way to watch Chisora vs Pulev 2
TV channel and stay stream: Within the UK, Chisora vs Pulev 2 is being proven stay on DAZN, with protection beginning at 7pm. ‘Earlier than the Bell’ takes place from 5:30pm.
A subscription to DAZN presently prices £7.99 a month within the UK.
Reside weblog: You may comply with all Saturday night time’s motion together with the principle occasion with Normal Sport’s LIVE struggle weblog.
Chisora vs Pulev 2 struggle prediction
How a lot both of those veterans has left within the tank is very questionable, whereas many are puzzled at what precisely both has to realize from squaring off once more all these years later.
Eddie Hearn has admitted the struggle “got here out of nowhere” as they have been plotting different subsequent contests for ‘Del Boy’, who appears as dedicated as ever to avoiding retirement for so long as attainable.
Chisora can actually by no means be accused of missing coronary heart and his ever aggressive type, which regularly ends in him taking twice as many huge pictures as he throws, nonetheless makes for excellent leisure.
However he’s coming off the again of three straight losses and hasn’t managed a stoppage since beating David Value in 2019.
Pulev is nicely previous his finest, however the one defeats on his skilled file got here in world title challenges towards Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko, with the previous needing 9 rounds to finally break his cussed resistance.
Regardless of his advancing years, the Bulgarian stays a extremely sturdy and hard man to cease. We’re backing Pulev to battle to a different factors victory in a struggle that may seemingly have its fair proportion of weird moments.
Chisora vs Pulev 2 weigh-in outcomes
Whereas Thursday’s press convention bought heated, Friday’s weigh-in was a comparatively low-key affair.
Chisora – who sported a Boris Johnson masks – tipped the scales at 258lbs whereas Pulev got here in lighter at 250lbs.
Chisora vs Pulev 2 betting odds
Chisora to win: 12/5
Pulev to win: 1/3
Chisora by resolution/technical resolution: 13/2
Chisora by KO/TKO or DQ: 4/1
Pulev by resolution/technical resolution: 11/10
Pulev by KO/TKO or DQ: 15/8
Odds by way of Betfair (topic to alter).