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Ivan Baranchyk vs Josh Taylor report
Who won Baranchyk vs Taylor?
Josh Taylor beat Ivan Baranchyk by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 18th May 2019 at The SSE Hydro in Scotland.
The scorecards were announced as 111-115, 111-115, 109-117 in favor of winner Josh Taylor.
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 for the IBF super lightweight championship of the world.
The undercard featured the clash of Inoue vs Rodriguez for the IBF World Bantamweight, WBA World Bantamweight and The Ring Bantamweight championship.
Baranchyk vs Taylor stats
Ivan Baranchyk stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 19 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Josh Taylor made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 14 wins and 0 draws, with 12 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Taylor had a large advantage in power over Baranchyk, boosting at 86% knock out percentage over Baranchyk's 63%.
Ivan Baranchyk was the younger man by 2 years, at 30 years old.
Taylor had a height advantage of 2 inches over Baranchyk. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Ivan Baranchyk fought out of the orthodox stance, while Josh Taylor was a southpaw.
Baranchyk was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 5 more fights, and made his debut in 2014, 1 year and 3 months earlier than Taylor, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 4 less professional rounds, 111 to Taylor's 115.
Josh Taylor was ranked number 1 by the WBC and 3 by the IBF in the 140lb division.
Baranchyk vs Taylor form
Baranchyk 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 defeated Anthony Yigit on 27th October 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their IBF World Junior Welterweight championship fight at Lakefront Arena, Louisiana, New Orleans, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Petr Petrov on 9th March 2018 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Deadwood Mountain Grand, South Dakota.
Going into that contest, he had beat Keenan Smith on 14th July 2017 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Buffalo Run Casino, Oklahoma.
Before that, he had won against Abel Ramos on 10th March 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Buffalo Run Casino, Oklahoma.
He had beat Wilberth Lopez on 10th December 2016 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Buffalo Run Casino, Oklahoma.
Taylor remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Ryan Martin on 3rd November 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round at The SSE Hydro, Scotland, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Viktor Postol on 23rd June 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at The SSE Hydro, Scotland.
Going into that contest, he had won against Winston Campos on 3rd March 2018 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at The SSE Hydro, Scotland.
Before that, he had defeated Miguel Vazquez on 11th November 2017 by knockout in the 9th round at Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh.
He had beat Ohara Davies on 8th July 2017 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Braehead Arena, Glasgow.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Josh Taylor had been fighting more than Ivan Baranchyk.
Going to this contest, Ivan Baranchyk had last fought 4 years, 7 months and 7 days ago, while Josh Taylor's last outing had been 4 years and 7 months ago.
Baranchyk's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 5 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 43 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.6 rounds on average.
Taylor's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 10 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 38 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.6 rounds on average.
What time did Baranchyk vs Taylor start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM BST at The SSE Hydro, Scotland, United Kingdom, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Baranchyk vs Taylor?
Baranchyk vs Taylor was broadcast on Sky Sports Action in the UK, while the fight was broadcast in the United States by DAZN.
What were the odds on Baranchyk vs Taylor?
Ivan Baranchyk was a 199/50 (+400) underdog going into the contest, while Josh Taylor made his way into the ring at 17/100 (-590) with oddsmakers.
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