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Who won Akhmedov vs Mendez?
Batyr Akhmedov beat Argenis Mendez by technical knockout in the 8th round on Saturday 26th June 2021 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Batyr Akhmedov.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 140 pounds (10 stone or 63.5 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Mario Barrios losing to Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis for the WBA World Super Lightweight championship. Also, on the undercard Erickson Lubin beat Jeison Rosario and Carlos Adames defeated Alexis Salazar.
Akhmedov vs Mendez stats
Batyr Akhmedov stepped into the ring with a record of 8 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Argenis Mendez made his way to the ring with a record of 25 wins, 6 loses and 3 draws, with 12 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Akhmedov had a massive power advantage over Mendez, boosting at 88% knock out percentage over Mendez's 48%.
Batyr Akhmedov was the younger man by 4 years, at 32 years old.
Mendez had a height advantage of 1 inch over Akhmedov. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Batyr Akhmedov fought out of the southpaw stance, while Argenis Mendez was an orthodox fighter.
Akhmedov was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 25 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 10 year and 2 months later than Mendez, whose first professional fight was in 2006. He had fought 180 less professional rounds, 71 to Mendez's 251.
Batyr Akhmedov went into the fight ranked number 4 by the WBA at super lightweight.
Akhmedov vs Mendez form
Batyr Akhmedov had stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Mario Barrios on 28th September 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Lightweight championship fight at Staples Center, LA, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Francisco Gabriel Pina on 25th May 2019 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Gimnasio Oscar 'Tigre' García, Baja California, Mexico.
Going into that contest, he had won against Viktor Plotnykov on 30th March 2019 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Ice Palace, Vladimir, Russia.
Before that, he had beat Ismael Barroso on 18th August 2018 by knockout in the 9th round at Westin Bonaventure Hotel, California, United States.
He had defeated Oscar Barajas on 21st April 2018 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Kings Theatre, New York.
Argenis Mendez had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Richardson Hitchins on 12th December 2020 by split decision in their 10 round contest at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Ivan Redkach on 2nd May 2017 by split decision in their 10 round contest at Sportsmans Lodge, California.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Luke Campbell on 30th July 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at First Direct Arena, Leeds, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had lost to Robert Easter Jr on 1st April 2016 by technical knockout in the 5th round at DC Armory, Washington, United States.
He had defeated Miguel Vazquez on 6th October 2015 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Cowboys Dance Hall, San Antonio.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Batyr Akhmedov had been fighting more than Argenis Mendez.
Going to this contest, Batyr Akhmedov had last fought 3 years, 4 months and 2 days ago, while Argenis Mendez's last outing had been 2 years, 1 month and 18 days ago.
Akhmedov's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 9 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 35 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7 rounds on average.
Mendez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 3 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 5 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 47 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.4 rounds on average.
What time did Akhmedov vs Mendez start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 8:00 PM EST / 5:00 PM PST at State Farm Arena, Atlanta, United States, which was around 1:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Akhmedov vs Mendez?
Akhmedov vs Mendez was broadcast on Showtime PPV in the US.
What were the odds on Akhmedov vs Mendez?
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