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Who won Besputin vs Butaev?
Alexander Besputin beat Radzhab Butaev by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 30th November 2019 at Casino de Monte Carlo Salle Medecin in Monte Carlo.
The scorecards were announced as 116-112, 116-112, 116-112 in favor of winner Alexander Besputin.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 147 pounds (10.5 stone or 66.7 KG).
This contest was for the WBA welterweight championship of the world.
Also, on the undercard Cecilia Braekhus was victorious over Victoria Noelia Bustos, Zhilei Zhang beat Andriy Rudenko and Joe Cordina defeated Enrique Tinoco.
Besputin vs Butaev stats
Alexander Besputin stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 13 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Radzhab Butaev made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 12 wins and 0 draws, with 9 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Butaev had a slight advantage in power over Besputin, with a 75% knock out percentage over Besputin's 69%.
Alexander Besputin was the older man by 2 years, at 31 years old.
Butaev had a height advantage of 3 inches over Besputin. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Alexander Besputin fought out of the southpaw stance, while Radzhab Butaev was an orthodox fighter.
Besputin was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 1 more fights, and made his debut in 2015, 3 months earlier than Butaev, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 15 more professional rounds, 93 to Butaev's 78.
Alexander Besputin went into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBA at welterweight.
Radzhab Butaev was ranked number 2 by the WBA in the 147lb division.
Besputin's last 3 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 8 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 6 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 23 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.7 rounds on average.
Butaev's last 4 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 6 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.8 rounds on average.
What time did Besputin vs Butaev start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM UTC at Casino de Monte Carlo Salle Medecin, Monte Carlo, Monaco, 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.
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What were the odds on Besputin vs Butaev?
Alexander Besputin was a 11/25 (-230) favourite going into the contest, while Radzhab Butaev made his way into the ring at 17/10 (+170) with oddsmakers.