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Who won Andrade vs Akavov?
Demetrius Andrade beat Artur Akavov by technical knockout in the 12th round on Friday 18th January 2019 at Madison Square Garden in New York.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 160 pounds (11.4 stone or 72.6 KG).
This contest was for the WBO middleweight championship of the world.
Also, on the undercard TJ Doheny beat Ryohei Takahashi for the IBF World Junior Featherweight championship, Jorge Linares was overcome by Pablo Cesar Cano for the WBC World Super Lightweight belt and Chris Algieri was victorious over Daniel Gonzalez.
Andrade vs Akavov stats
Demetrius Andrade stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 26 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 16 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Artur Akavov made his way to the ring with a record of 19 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 8 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Andrade had advantage in power over Akavov, with a 62% knock out percentage over Akavov's 42%.
Demetrius Andrade was the younger man by 1 year, at 34 years old.
Andrade had a height advantage of 4 inches over Akavov. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Both Demetrius Andrade & Artur Akavov fought out of a southpaw stance.
Andrade was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 5 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 2 years and 4 months earlier than Akavov, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 56 more professional rounds, 200 to Akavov's 144.
Artur Akavov was ranked number 8 by the WBO in the 160lb division.
Andrade vs Akavov form
Andrade remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Walter Kautondokwa on 20th October 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Middleweight championship fight at TD Garden, Massachusetts, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Alantez Fox on 21st October 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, New York, Afghanistan.
Going into that contest, he had beat Jack Culcay on 11th March 2017 by split decision in their WBA World Super Welterweight championship fight at Friedrich-Ebert-Halle, Ludwigshafen, Germany.
Before that, he had won against Willie Nelson on 11th June 2016 by technical knockout in the 12th round at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona, United States.
He had beat Dario Fabian Pucheta on 17th October 2015 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville.
Akavov had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Billy Joe Saunders on 3rd December 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Middleweight championship fight at Lagoon Leisure Centre, Paisley, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Todd Manuel on 30th March 2016 by technical knockout in the 6th round at BB King Blues Club & Grill, New York, United States.
Going into that contest, he had won against Freddy Lopez on 20th November 2015 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Aviator Sports Complex, Brooklyn.
Before that, he had defeated Michel Mothmora on 12th June 2015 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at A Le Coq Sports Palace, Tartu, Estonia.
He had beat David Makaradze on 21st March 2015 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Tondiraba Ice Hall, Tallinn.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Demetrius Andrade had been fighting more than Artur Akavov.
Going to this contest, Demetrius Andrade had last fought 4 years, 3 months and 7 days ago, while Artur Akavov's last outing had been 6 years, 1 month and 24 days ago.
Andrade's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 3 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 5 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 50 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10 rounds on average.
Akavov's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 10 months and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 6 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 39 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.8 rounds on average.
What time did Andrade vs Akavov start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States, which was around 4:00 AM GMT in the UK.
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What were the odds on Andrade vs Akavov?
Demetrius Andrade was a 1/100 (-10000) favourite going into the contest, while Artur Akavov made his way into the ring at 81/5 (+1600) with oddsmakers.