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Batyr Akhmedov vs Kenneth Sims Jr report
Who won Akhmedov vs Sims Jr?
Kenneth Sims Jr beat Batyr Akhmedov by majority decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 13th May 2023 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Chelsea Ballroom in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as 116-112, 115-113, 114-114 in favor of winner Kenneth Sims Jr.
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 contest was an eliminator for the WBA super lightweight championship of the world.
This fight appeared on the undercard of Rolando Romero beating Ismael Barroso for the WBA World Super Lightweight championship. Also, on the undercard Rances Barthelemy beat Omar Juarez.
Akhmedov vs Sims Jr stats
Batyr Akhmedov stepped into the ring with a record of 9 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Kenneth Sims Jr made his way to the ring with a record of 19 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, with 7 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Akhmedov had a massive power advantage over Sims Jr, boosting at 89% knock out percentage over Sims Jr's 37%.
Batyr Akhmedov was the older man by 2 years, at 32 years old.
Sims Jr had a height advantage of 2 inches over Akhmedov. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Batyr Akhmedov fought out of the southpaw stance, while Kenneth Sims Jr was an orthodox fighter.
Akhmedov was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 11 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 2 year and 11 months later than Sims Jr, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 45 less professional rounds, 83 to Sims Jr's 128.
Batyr Akhmedov went into the fight ranked number 3 by the WBA at super lightweight.
Kenneth Sims Jr was ranked number 10 by the WBA in the 140lb division.
Akhmedov vs Sims Jr form
Batyr Akhmedov had stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Alberto Puello on 20th August 2022 by split decision in their WBA World Super Lightweight championship fight at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Argenis Mendez on 26th June 2021 by technical knockout in the 8th round at State Farm Arena, Georgia.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Mario Barrios on 28th September 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Lightweight championship fight at Staples Center, LA.
Before that, he had won against Francisco Gabriel Pina on 25th May 2019 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Gimnasio Oscar 'Tigre' García, Baja California, Mexico.
He had beat Viktor Plotnykov on 30th March 2019 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Ice Palace, Vladimir, Russia.
Akhmedov's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 43 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.6 rounds on average.
Sims Jr's last 3 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 5 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6 rounds on average.
What time did Akhmedov vs Sims Jr start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Chelsea Ballroom, Las Vegas, United States, which was around 4:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Akhmedov vs Sims Jr?
Akhmedov vs Sims Jr was broadcast on ShowTime in the US.
What were the odds on Akhmedov vs Sims Jr?
Batyr Akhmedov was a 1/1 (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Kenneth Sims Jr made his way into the ring at 17/20 (-120) with oddsmakers.
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