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Who won Beterbiev vs Koelling?
Artur Beterbiev beat Enrico Koelling by knockout in the 12th round on Saturday 11th November 2017 at Save Mart Arena in California.
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 IBF light heavyweight championship of the world.
Beterbiev vs Koelling stats
Artur Beterbiev stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 11 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Enrico Koelling made his way to the ring with a record of 23 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws.
The stats suggested that Beterbiev and Koelling have similar power, both with a 0% knock out percentage.
Artur Beterbiev was the older man by 5 years, at 37 years old.
Beterbiev had a height advantage of 1 inch over Koelling.
Both Artur Beterbiev & Enrico Koelling fought out of an orthodox stance.
Beterbiev was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 13 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 8 months later than Koelling, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 150 less professional rounds, 83 to Koelling's 233.
Artur Beterbiev went into the fight ranked number 2 by the IBF at light heavyweight.
Enrico Koelling was ranked number 3 by the IBF in the 175lb division.
Beterbiev vs Koelling 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 Marcus Browne on 17th December 2021 by knockout in the 9th round in their WBC World Light heavyweight and IBF World Light heavyweight championship fight at Bell Centre, Quebec, Canada.
Previous to that, he had won against Adam Deines on 20th March 2021 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBC World Light heavyweight and IBF World Light heavyweight championship fight at Khodynka Ice Palace, Moscow, Russia.
Going into that contest, he had beat 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.
Before that, he had defeated Radivoje Kalajdzic on 4th May 2019 by knockout in the 5th round in their IBF World Light heavyweight championship fight at Stockton Arena, California.
He had won against 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.
Enrico Koelling had beaten 5 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Ryno Liebenberg on 1st October 2016 by split decision in their 12 round contest at Jahnsportforum, Neubrandenburg, Germany.
Previous to that, he had defeated Oleksandr Cherviak on 9th April 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at MBS Arena, Potsdam.
Going into that contest, he had beat Serhiy Demchenko on 5th December 2015 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Inselparkhalle, Wilhelmsburg.
Before that, he had won against Karel Horejsek on 17th October 2015 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at DM-Arena, Karlsruhe.
He had beat Vasyl Kondor on 18th July 2015 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Gerry Weber Stadium, Halle.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Artur Beterbiev had been fighting more than Enrico Koelling.
Going to this contest, Artur Beterbiev had last fought 8 months and 1 day ago, while Enrico Koelling's last outing had been 5 years, 10 months and 17 days ago.
Beterbiev's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 38 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.6 rounds on average.
Koelling's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years and 1 month, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 5 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.6 rounds on average.
What time did Beterbiev vs Koelling start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Save Mart Arena, California, United States, which was around 4:00 AM GMT in the UK.
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What were the odds on Beterbiev vs Koelling?
Artur Beterbiev was a 1/50 (-4999) favourite going into the contest, while Enrico Koelling made his way into the ring at 14/1 (+1400) with oddsmakers.