Kubrat Pulev pretty much had his way with Dereck Chisora today in Hamburg, Germany, but ultimately got out by the skin of his teeth with a split decision victory on scores of 116-112, 118-110, and 113-115. BLH had it 118-110 for Pulev.
Pulev (23-1, 12 KO) controlled the fight with his jab and right hand, throwing both a straight right and an uppercut effectively, while Chisora (25-6, 17 KO) tried at times to make it a rough inside, and did have a couple of rounds where his bulldozer tactics were somewhat effective.
But for the most part, this was Kubrat Pulev's night, and it wasn't that difficult a fight to score at all. Sky Sports had the fight 118-110 for Pulev as well, and there was genuine shock at Chisora getting one of the cards, from Swiss judge Beat Hausammann, who probably shouldn't be working big fights based on the card given here.
Pulev is now the European heavyweight champion, and is in line for a shot at the IBF heavyweight title, currently held by Anthony Joshua. Joshua defends for the first time on June 25, facing Dominic Breazeale in London.