Centre Videotron, Quebec City, Canada
Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight
Who won Alvarez vs Bute?
Eleider Alvarez beat Lucian Bute by technical knockout in the 5th round on Friday 24th February 2017 at Centre Videotron in Quebec City.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 175 pounds (12.5 stone or 79.4 KG).
Alvarez vs Bute stats
Eleider Alvarez stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 21 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Lucian Bute made his way to the ring with a record of 32 wins, 3 loses and 1 draw, with 25 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Bute had a large advantage in power over Alvarez, boosting at 78% knock out percentage over Alvarez's 48%.
Eleider Alvarez was the younger man by 4 years, at 38 years old.
Bute had a height advantage of 2 inches over Alvarez. Despite this, he had 4-inch reach advantage.
Eleider Alvarez fought out of the orthodox stance, while Lucian Bute was a southpaw.
Alvarez was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 15 less fights, and made his debut in 2009, 5 year and 9 months later than Bute, whose first professional fight was in 2003. He had fought 66 less professional rounds, 189 to Bute's 255.
Eleider Alvarez went into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBC at light heavyweight.
Lucian Bute was ranked number 7 by the WBC in the 175lb division.
Alvarez vs Bute form
Alvarez had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Robert Berridge on 29th July 2016 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Centre Videotron, Quebec City, Canada.
Previous to that, he had won against Isaac Chilemba on 28th November 2015 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at Centre Videotron, Quebec City.
Going into that contest, he had beat Isidro Ranoni Prieto on 15th August 2015 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Bell Centre, Montreal.
Before that, he had defeated Anatoliy Dudchenko on 12th June 2015 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at UIC Pavilion, Chicago, United States.
He had won against Ryno Liebenberg on 25th October 2014 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Salle des Étoiles, Monte Carlo, Monaco.
Alvarez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 8 years, 3 months and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 7 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 43 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.6 rounds on average.
What time did Alvarez vs Bute start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM UTC at Centre Videotron, Quebec City, Canada, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 10:00 PM GMT in the UK.
What were the odds on Alvarez vs Bute?
Eleider Alvarez was a 2/5 (-250) favourite going into the contest, while Lucian Bute made his way into the ring at 2/1 (+200) with oddsmakers.