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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
Back in November 2017, 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.
Artur Beterbiev was the older man by 5 years, at 33 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 142 less professional rounds, 91 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 Isidro Ranoni Prieto on 23rd December 2016 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Lac Leamy Casino, Gatineau, Canada.
Previous to that, he had won against Ezequiel Osvaldo Maderna on 4th June 2016 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Bell Centre, Montreal.
Going into that contest, he had beat Alexander Johnson on 12th June 2015 by technical knockout in the 7th round at UIC Pavilion, Chicago, United States.
Before that, he had defeated Gabriel Campillo on 4th April 2015 by knockout in the 4th round at Pepsi Coliseum, Quebec City, Canada.
He had won against Jeff Page Jr on 19th December 2014 by knockout in the 2nd round at Pepsi Coliseum, Quebec City.
Enrico Koelling had beaten 5 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Ryno Liebenberg on 4th February 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Emperors Palace, Kempton Park, South Africa.
Previous to that, he had defeated Ryno Liebenberg on 1st October 2016 by split decision in their 12 round contest at Jahnsportforum, Neubrandenburg, Germany.
Going into that contest, he had beat Oleksandr Cherviak on 9th April 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at MBS Arena, Potsdam.
Before that, he had won against Serhiy Demchenko on 5th December 2015 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Inselparkhalle, Wilhelmsburg.
He had beat Karel Horejsek on 17th October 2015 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at DM-Arena, Karlsruhe.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Enrico Koelling had been fighting more than Artur Beterbiev.
Going to this contest, Artur Beterbiev had last fought 10 months and 19 days ago, while Enrico Koelling's last outing had been 9 months and 7 days ago.
Beterbiev's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.6 rounds on average.
Koelling's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 50 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10 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 (-5000) favourite going into the contest, while Enrico Koelling made his way into the ring at 14/1 (+1400) with oddsmakers.