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Can Pulev Upset 10 Year Klitschko Win Streak?

Tonight brings us another Wladimir Klitschko heavyweight title defense, this time against challenger Kubrat Pulev tonight at O2 World Arena in Hamburg, Germany.

Big Wlad holds every major belt with the exception of the WBC and will be defending his IBF crown this evening as Team Pulev reportedly did not pay fees to the other organizations.

Klitschko, 62-3 (52), is riding a 10 year, 20 bout victory parade and Pulev, 20-0 (11), is a big underdog this evening in Hamburg.

The 33 year old Bulgarian challenger was facing experienced opposition by his third pro contest and has won the European and IBF International straps on the way to turning back the likes of Tony Thompson, Alexander Ustinov and Alexander Dimitrenko.

Which means Pulev will be jumping way, way up in levels of competition when the bell rings this evening at the O2.

At 38, Klitschko hasn't gotten old yet and given his slow paced, defensive oriented approach, it isn't likely that will occur anytime soon.

Nor is Pulev the kind of aggressive, concussive puncher, such as Corrie Sanders and Lamon Brewster, that has given Klitschko trouble in the past, but rather a stand-off, jab-oriented boxer, rather like Klitschko.

So, will Pulev be able to out jab and out box the champion over 12 rounds to win a points decision? That isn't likely, nor is the challenger apt to land a lucky punch to shatter the shaky chin of Klitschko.

But, this is Boxing and anything can happen; empires sometime crumble overnight - just not very often.

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