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Who won Akhmadaliev vs Tapales?
Marlon Tapales beat Murodjon Akhmadaliev by split decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 8th April 2023 at Boeing Center at Tech Port in San Antonio.
The scorecards were announced as 118-110, 113-115, 113-115 in favor of winner Marlon Tapales.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 122 pounds (8.7 stone or 55.3 KG).
This contest was for the unified super bantamweight championship of the world, with the IBF & WBA belts on the line.
This fight appeared on the undercard of Jesse ‘Bam’ Rodriguez beating Cristian Gonzalez for the WBO World Flyweight championship. Also, on the undercard Raymond Ford beat Jessie Magdaleno, Thomas Mattice defeated Ramiro Cesena and Israil Madrimov was victorious over Raphael Igbokwe.
Akhmadaliev vs Tapales stats
Back in April 2023, Murodjon Akhmadaliev stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 11 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Marlon Tapales made his way to the ring with a record of 36 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws.
Murodjon Akhmadaliev was the younger man by 2 years, at 29 years old.
Akhmadaliev had a height advantage of 1 inch over Tapales.
Both Murodjon Akhmadaliev & Marlon Tapales fought out of a southpaw stance.
Akhmadaliev was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 28 less fights, and made his debut in 2018, 9 year and 7 months later than Tapales, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 177 less professional rounds, 81 to Tapales' 258.
Marlon Tapales was ranked number 9 by the WBA and 1 by the IBF in the 122lb division.
Akhmadaliev vs Tapales form
Akhmadaliev had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Ronny Rios on 25th June 2022 by technical knockout in the 12th round in their WBA Super World Super Bantamweight and IBF World Junior Featherweight championship fight at Tech Port Arena, Texas, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Jose Velasquez on 19th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Super Bantamweight and IBF World Junior Featherweight championship fight at SNHU Arena, New Hampshire.
Going into that contest, he had won against Ryosuke Iwasa on 3rd April 2021 by technical knockout in the 5th round in their WBA Super World Super Bantamweight and IBF World Junior Featherweight championship fight at Humo Arena, Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
Before that, he had beat Daniel Roman on 30th January 2020 by split decision in their WBA Super World Super Bantamweight and IBF World Junior Featherweight championship fight at Meridian at Island Gardens, Florida, United States.
He had defeated Wilner Soto on 13th September 2019 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Marlon Tapales had stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Jose Estrella on 14th May 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Dignity Health Sports Park, California, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Hiroaki Teshigawara on 11th December 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at Dignity Health Sports Park, California.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Ryosuke Iwasa on 7th December 2019 by technical knockout in the 11th round at Barclays Center, New York.
Before that, he had defeated Roberto Castaneda on 1st June 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round at Soboba Casino, California.
He had beat Shohei Omori on 23rd April 2017 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBO World Bantamweight championship fight at EDION Arena Osaka, Osaka, Japan.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Murodjon Akhmadaliev had been fighting more than Marlon Tapales.
Going to this contest, Murodjon Akhmadaliev had last fought 9 months and 14 days ago, while Marlon Tapales' last outing had been 10 months and 25 days ago.
Akhmadaliev's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 45 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9 rounds on average.
Tapales' last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 11 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 29 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.8 rounds on average.
What time did Akhmadaliev vs Tapales start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at Boeing Center at Tech Port, San Antonio, United States, which was around 3:00 AM BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Akhmadaliev vs Tapales?
Murodjon Akhmadaliev was a 17/100 (-590) favourite going into the contest, while Marlon Tapales made his way into the ring at 7/2 (+350) with oddsmakers.
|Winner / Verdict||% of users|
|Murodjon Akhmadaliev - Decision||50%|
|Murodjon Akhmadaliev - KO||50%|
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