Sprott undergo Pulev beat

LONDON: British heavyweight Michael Sprott was required to retire on his bench at the end of the 9th round of his clash against undefeated Kubrat Pulev in Offenburg, Germany.

The 30year old Bulgarian (15-0, 7KOs) conquered the bout from initial on and was coasting in the direction of a points win before his veteran adversary finally threw in the towel.

Sprott (36-18, 17 KOs), who was recurring to the ring for the 1st time since an ineffective bid for the European heavyweight championship back in September, has now lost his last 3 clashes and obtainable small to problem Pulev on this occasion.

On the same card, Arthur Abraham won the vacant WBO European super middleweight title with a 5th round stoppage of Pablo Farias.

The German (33-3, 27KOs) beated his Argentine opponent (19-2, 11KOs) down 3 times in the 5th round before the judge interfere.