Belts on The Line
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Who won Beterbiev vs Browne?
Artur Beterbiev beat Marcus Browne by knockout in the 9th round on Friday 17th December 2021 at Bell Centre in Quebec.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 175 pounds (12.5 stone or 79.4 KG).
This contest was for the unified light heavyweight championship of the world, with the WBC & IBF belts on the line.
Beterbiev vs Browne stats
Artur Beterbiev stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 16 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 16 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Marcus Browne made his way to the ring with a record of 24 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 16 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Beterbiev had a massive power advantage over Browne, boosting at 100% knock out percentage over Browne's 67%.
Artur Beterbiev was the older man by 5 years, at 37 years old.
Browne had a height advantage of 2 inches over Beterbiev. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Both Artur Beterbiev & Marcus Browne fought out of an orthodox stance.
Beterbiev was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 9 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 6 months later than Browne, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 39 less professional rounds, 83 to Browne's 122.
Marcus Browne was ranked number 1 by the WBC and 6 by the IBF in the 175lb division.
Beterbiev vs Browne form
Beterbiev remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 5 of his recent opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Oleksandr Gvozdyk on 18th October 2019 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBC World Light heavyweight and IBF World Light heavyweight championship fight at Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Radivoje Kalajdzic on 4th May 2019 by knockout in the 5th round in their IBF World Light heavyweight championship fight at Stockton Arena, California.
Going into that contest, he had beat Callum Johnson on 6th October 2018 by knockout in the 4th round in their IBF World Light heavyweight championship fight at Wintrust Arena, Chicago, Illionis.
Before that, he had defeated Enrico Koelling on 11th November 2017 by knockout in the 12th round in their IBF World Light heavyweight championship fight at Save Mart Arena, California.
He had won against Isidro Ranoni Prieto on 23rd December 2016 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Lac Leamy Casino, Gatineau, Canada.
Browne had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Denis Grachev on 20th April 2021 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Shrine Exposition Center, California, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Jean Pascal on 3rd August 2019 by technical decision in their WBA Interim World Light heavyweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Badou Jack on 19th January 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBA Interim World Light heavyweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had beat Lenin Castillo on 4th August 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Nassau Coliseum, New York.
He had won against Francy Ntetu on 20th January 2018 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Barclays Center, New York.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Marcus Browne had been fighting more than Artur Beterbiev.
Going to this contest, Artur Beterbiev had last fought 3 years, 1 month and 13 days ago, while Marcus Browne's last outing had been 1 year, 7 months and 11 days ago.
Beterbiev's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 11 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 32 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.4 rounds on average.
Browne's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 10 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 41 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.2 rounds on average.
What time did Beterbiev vs Browne start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 3:00 AM UTC at Bell Centre, Quebec, Canada, which was 10:00 PM EST or 7:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 3:00 AM GMT in the UK.
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What were the odds on Beterbiev vs Browne?
Artur Beterbiev was a 2/25 (-1200) favourite going into the contest, while Marcus Browne made his way into the ring at 6/1 (+600) with oddsmakers.