- Derek Chisora +172 betting underdog against Kubrat Pulev as a -225 favorite.
- In 2016 Kubrat Pulev won their first fight by a split decision in Hamburg, Germany.
- We review the opening boxing odds for Chisora vs Pulev below.
Billed as “Total Carnage” Derek Chisora will rematch Kubrat Pulev over six years on from their first encounter. Chisora vs Pulev 2 will be taking place from the O2 Arena on Saturday 9th July 2022, viewers can watch it live on DAZN.
Chisora vs Pulev 2 Odds
As a +172 underdog according to BetMGM Sportsbook, you can bet $100 on Derek “Body Snatcher” Chisora to net $172. While the odds are certainly stacked against Chisora, who hasn’t won a fight since 2019 – anything can happen at heavyweight. Meanwhile, Pulev who is still regarded as the 10th best active heavyweight right now has a 69.2% win probability to defeat Chisora for a second time.
Betting on Chisora vs Pulev Rematch
All the major online boxing betting sites are giving Kubrat Pulev the clear edge here. Even at 41 years of age, Pulev has only lost twice in his career to Klitschko and more recently to AJ. He returned in May of this year with a UD win over a lesser-known Jerry Forrest.
Pulev has managed to carve a career at heavyweight, with wins over Hughie Fury and Samuel Peter that helped catapult him into title shots against Klitschko and Joshua, both fights he got KO’d in.
At this stage of his career, Derek Chisora has nothing to lose. He went to a split decision loss against Joseph Parker in May of 2021. Showing his aggressive style, was something any elite heavyweight can have problems with. Parker managed to craft a better game plan in the rematch and win by a more convincing decision. Chisora is a durable fighter and I can see him leaving it all on the line here, with a finish for Pulev or Chisora on the cards.
Derek Chisora has had more rematches in recent memory than any other active boxer. He’s fought Dillian Whyte, Tyson Fury, Parker, and Sam Sexton twice. Chisora Known as the rematch king, Chisora doesn’t always win them but has a solid chance of winning a rematch here against Pulev.
That being said, Pulev dominated his last opponent, and winning here would put him back in the title picture with Usyk vs Joshua 2 getting underway later this year. There are also other fun match-ups at heavyweight for Pulev, including Andy Ruiz and Deontay Wilder who both need a dance partner.
Eddie Hearn Buzzing for July 9th
“I’m delighted to get this fight over the line,” said Matchroom Sport Chairman Eddie Hearn. “Initially we worked on some other opponents for Derek, but this fight came out of nowhere a few days ago and I absolutely love it! I think the strapline, ‘Total Carnage’, is absolutely perfect for this fight, in terms of the build-up and in terms of the fight itself.
Expect the unexpected but expect a thriller at The O2 on July 9. Both men have been longstanding fixtures of the World Heavyweight division and it’s all or nothing at The O2 for both, as defeat could lead to the end of the road. Fans can expect a huge undercard and a brilliant main event for another brilliant event live on DAZN.”
“This rematch between two of the Heavyweight division’s most exciting fighters is sure to be a sensational showdown that takes over The O2,” said Ed Breeze, EVP Rights at DAZN. “We look forward to broadcasting this event to fans around the world as part of a stacked and still growing slate of can’t-miss fight nights all summer long on DAZN.”