Besputin vs Butaev Info
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 took place over 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 vacant WBA welterweight championship of the world.
Besputin vs Butaev stats
Alexander Besputin stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 13 wins, zero loses and 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 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 3 years, at 29 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, who’s first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 32 more professional rounds, 86 to Butaev's 54.
Alexander Besputin went into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBA in the 147lb division.
Radzhab Butaev was ranked number 2 by the WBA in the 147lb division.
Besputin vs Butaev form
Besputin remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 1 of his last 3 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Alfredo Rodolfo Blanco on 12th April 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Staples Center, LA, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Juan Carlos Abreu on 8th December 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Going into that contest, he had beat Saul Corral on 26th May 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at Save Mart Arena, California.
Butaev had won 4 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Silverio Ortiz on 3rd May 2019 by unanimous decision in their 6 round contest at Sands Bethlehem Event Center, Pennsylvania, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Lanardo Tyner on 8th March 2019 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Maryland Live Casino, Maryland.
Going into that contest, he had won against Azael Cosio on 27th October 2018 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Before that, he had defeated Ramses Agaton on 20th July 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at Florentine Gardens, California.
Besputin's last 3 fights had come over a period of 10 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 months and 21 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 9 months and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 months and 12 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.
Who broadcast Besputin vs Butaev?
Besputin vs Butaev was broadcast on Sky Sports Action in the UK, while the fight was broadcast in the United States by DAZN.