RCC Boxing Academy, Ekaterinburg, Russia
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Zaur Abdullaev vs Pavel Malikov report
Who won Abdullaev vs Malikov?
Zaur Abdullaev beat Pavel Malikov by knockout in the 7th round on Saturday 22nd August 2020 at RCC Boxing Academy in Ekaterinburg.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Abdullaev vs Malikov stats
Zaur Abdullaev stepped into the ring with a record of 11 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Pavel Malikov made his way to the ring with a record of 16 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, with 6 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Abdullaev had a large advantage in power over Malikov, boosting at 64% knock out percentage over Malikov's 38%.
Zaur Abdullaev was the younger man by 8 years, at 29 years old.
Abdullaev had a height advantage of 3 inches over Malikov.
Both Zaur Abdullaev & Pavel Malikov fought out of an orthodox stance.
Abdullaev was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 6 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 6 year and 9 months later than Malikov, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 9 more professional rounds, 124 to Malikov's 115.
Zaur Abdullaev went into the fight ranked number 7 by the WBC at lightweight.
Pavel Malikov was ranked number 12 by the WBO and 8 by the IBF in the 135lb division.
Abdullaev vs Malikov form
Abdullaev had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Dejan Zlaticanin on 11th September 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at RCC Boxing Academy, Ekaterinburg, Russia.
Previous to that, he had defeated Zhora Hamazaryan on 27th March 2021 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at RCC Boxing Academy, Ekaterinburg.
Going into that contest, he had beat Pavel Malikov on 22nd August 2020 by knockout in the 7th round at RCC Boxing Academy, Ekaterinburg.
Before that, he had been beaten by Devin Haney on 13th September 2019 by knockout in the 4th round in their WBC Interim World Lightweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
He had won against Humberto Martinez on 22nd March 2019 by technical knockout in the 10th round at KRK “Uralets”, Ekaterinburg, Russia.
Abdullaev's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 43 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.6 rounds on average.
Malikov's last 3 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 3 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 9 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 30 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10 rounds on average.
What time did Abdullaev vs Malikov start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM UTC at RCC Boxing Academy, Ekaterinburg, Russia, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 10:00 PM BST in the UK.
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