Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight
Who won Beterbiev vs Deines?
Artur Beterbiev beat Adam Deines by technical knockout in the 10th round on Saturday 20th March 2021 at Khodynka Ice Palace in Moscow.
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.
The undercard featured the clash of Besputin vs Plotnikov.
Beterbiev vs Deines stats
Artur Beterbiev stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 15 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Adam Deines made his way to the ring with a record of 19 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, with 10 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Beterbiev had a massive power advantage over Deines, boosting at 100% knock out percentage over Deines' 53%.
Artur Beterbiev was the older man by 6 years, at 37 years old.
Beterbiev had a height advantage of 1 inch over Deines.
Both Artur Beterbiev & Adam Deines fought out of an orthodox stance.
Beterbiev was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 6 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 1 year and 8 months earlier than Deines, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 56 less professional rounds, 83 to Deines' 139.
Adam Deines was ranked number 5 by the IBF in the 175lb division.
Beterbiev vs Deines 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.
Beterbiev's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 11 months and 6 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.
What time did Beterbiev vs Deines start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 7:00 PM UTC at Khodynka Ice Palace, Moscow, Russia, which was 3:00 PM EST or 12:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 7:00 PM GMT in the UK.
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What were the odds on Beterbiev vs Deines?
Artur Beterbiev was a 1/25 (-2500) favourite going into the contest, while Adam Deines made his way into the ring at 10/1 (+1000) with oddsmakers.