Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Besputin vs Plotnikov?
Alexander Besputin beat Viktor Plotnykov by knockout in the 2nd round on Saturday 20th March 2021 at Khodynka Ice Palace in Moscow.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 147 pounds (10.5 stone or 66.7 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Artur Beterbiev's and Adam Deines' clash for the WBC World Light heavyweight and IBF World Light heavyweight championship.
Besputin vs Plotnikov stats
Alexander Besputin stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 14 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Viktor Plotnykov made his way to the ring with a record of 34 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 16 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Besputin had advantage in power over Plotnykov, with a 64% knock out percentage over Plotnykov's 47%.
Alexander Besputin was the younger man by 14 years, at 29 years old.
Plotnykov had a height advantage of 4 inches over Besputin. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Alexander Besputin fought out of the southpaw stance, while Viktor Plotnykov was an orthodox fighter.
Besputin was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 24 less fights, and made his debut in 2015, 13 year and 8 months later than Plotnykov, whose first professional fight was in 2002. He had fought 146 less professional rounds, 86 to Plotnykov's 232.
Besputin's last 4 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 35 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.8 rounds on average.
Plotnykov's last 2 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 8 months and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 10 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.5 rounds on average.
What time did Besputin vs Plotnikov start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 6:00 PM UTC at Khodynka Ice Palace, Moscow, Russia, which was 2:00 PM EST or 11:00 AM PST on the West Coast of America, or 6:00 PM GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Besputin vs Plotnikov?
The fight was broadcast in the United States by ESPN.
What were the odds on Besputin vs Plotnikov?
Alexander Besputin was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Viktor Plotnykov made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.