Alvarez vs Bute Info
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 took place over rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 175 pounds (12.5 stone or 79.4 KG).
This was of the World Boxing Super Series.
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 36 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, who’s first professional fight was in 2003. He had fought 75 less professional rounds, 180 to Bute's 255.
Eleider Alvarez went into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBC in the 175lb division.
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.
Bute had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had drawn with Badou Jack on 30th April 2016 by majority draw in their 12 round contest in their WBC World Super Middleweight championship fight at Armory, Washington, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by James DeGale on 28th November 2015 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Super Middleweight championship fight at Centre Videotron, Quebec City, Canada.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Andrea Di Luisa on 15th August 2015 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Bell Centre, Montreal.
Before that, he had lost to Jean Pascal on 18th January 2014 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Bell Centre, Montreal.
He had beat Denis Grachev on 3rd November 2012 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Bell Centre, Montreal.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Lucian Bute had been fighting more than Eleider Alvarez.
Going to this contest, Eleider Alvarez had last fought 6 months and 26 days ago, while Lucian Bute's last outing had been 9 months and 25 days ago.
Alvarez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year and 9 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 43 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.6 rounds on average.
Bute's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 5 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 52 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.4 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.