PULEV VS. JOHNSON AVAILABLE ON PPV
Press Release: For a suggested retail price of $19.99, Fite TV will stream the April 28th heavyweight clash between Kubrat "The Cobra" Pulev (pictured) and Kevin "Kingpin" Johnson, live on pay per view, starting at 2 p.m. ET /11 a.m. PT, from Arena Armeec in Sofia, Bulgaria. Encore presentations will also be available to watch. Boxing fans interested in purchasing can download the Fite app and then cast the fight to the big screen by using the instant stream-to-TV function. The app works with any Wi-Fi connected television around the world, iOS and Android devices, as well as streaming devices such as Roku, Chromecast and more. Fans may also watch the fights live at www.fite.tv from any computer.
"Pulev versus Johnson is another fine boxing event that FITE is now making available to our North American fan base," said Fite COO Michael Weber said. "Fite continues to grow by leaps and bounds and we are very proud of the growth of world class boxing events to complement our current line-up of MMA and wrestling events."
Pulev, fighting at home in Sofia, Bulgaria, won his last fight this past December, in which former WBC champion Samuel Peters (36-5) retired after the third round.
Last May, Pulev won a split decision over Dereck Chisora (25-5) to capture the European heavyweight championship. The 35-year-old Pulev has won four in a row since he suffered the only loss of his professional career, by way of a fifth-round knockout in 2014, to then-heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko (62-3).
Pulev was a celebrated amateur boxer who represented Bulgaria at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China. "My number one goal is to fight for the World title and on April 28," Pulev commented, "I will take another step towards achieving this goal. I'm already training hard to prove I am worthy to fight again for the heavyweight crown. Johnson is a tough opponent. You must only look at his resume to tell this will be a real challenge. He has shared the ring with many World class fighters like Vitali Klitschko and Anthony Joshua. I know I will need to be at my best to beat him, but with the help of my coach Ulli Wegner and the support of the Bulgarian people, I'm confident my hand will be raised, and we will be able to celebrate another great night for Bulgarian boxing and another step towards me fulfilling my dream of becoming the Heavyweight Champion of the World.'
From the state of Georgia, Johnson, 37, has served as a dangerous "gatekeeper" in the heavyweight division during his 14-year professional career. He's fought reigning IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua - the only fighter to stop Johnson - former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and dropped a WBC title shot to Vitali Klitschko in 2009, extending him the full twelve rounds. Johnson's most notable wins have been against ex-WBA champion Bruce Seldon, Alex Leapai and Albert Sosnowski (in the Prizefighter Tournament).