Former heavyweight world title challenger Kubrat Pulev of Bulgaria faces Romania's up-and-coming contender Bogdan Dinu in a fight that will air live on ESPN in the United States at 10 p.m. ET on Saturday from the Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, California.
Pulev (26-1, 13 KOs) challenged then-heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko in 2014 but lost by KO in Round 5. Pulev has won six fights since suffering the only defeat of his career, including victories over Dereck Chisora, Samuel Peter and Hughie Fury, Tyson Fury's cousin.
Dinu (18-1, 14 KOs) stepped up in class in November to face highly regarded contender Jarrell Miller and suffered a fourth-round KO loss. Before that, he won eight consecutive fights by KO.
Where can I watch the Pulev-Dinu heavyweight fight?
The Pulev-Dinu world title fight on ESPN will begin at 10 p.m. ET on Saturday.
The main card also includes former junior featherweight world titleholder Jessie Magdaleno vs. Rico Ramos in a 10-round featherweight battle.
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ESPN boxing commentators Joe Tessitore and Mark Kriegel, along with former world champion Timothy Bradley Jr. and reporter Bernardo Osuna, will call the fight from ringside. Former super middleweight and light heavyweight world champion Andre Ward will host the studio show.
How do I stream the fights?
The fights will be available to stream on mobile devices using the ESPN App.
The undercard starts at 6:30 p.m. ET on ESPN+
The undercard includes:
Maxim Dadashev vs. Ricky Sismundo, 10 rounds, junior welterweights
Javier Molina vs. Abdiel Ramirez, 8 or 10 rounds, junior welterweights
Erick De Leon vs. Jose Luis Gallegos, 8 or 10 rounds, junior lightweights
Chris van Heerden vs. Mahonry Montes, 8 or 10 rounds, welterweights
Tyler McCreary vs. Roberto Castaneda, 6 or 8 rounds, featherweights
David Kaminsky vs. Estevan Payan, 4 rounds, middleweights
Bobirzhan Mominov vs. Jonathan Steele, 6 or 8 rounds, welterweights
Eric Puente vs. Alejandro Lopez, 4 rounds, lightweights