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Artur Beterbiev vs Fanlong Meng preview
When is Beterbiev vs Meng?
Artur Beterbiev could square off against Fanlong Meng in Autumn/Fall 2023 in Russian Federation.
The fight would take place over 12 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which means the weight limit would be 175 pounds (12.5 stone or 79.4 KG).
Beterbiev vs Meng stats
Artur Beterbiev would step into the ring with an undefeated record of 19 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 19 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Fanlong Meng would make his way to the ring with a record of 17 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 10 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Beterbiev would have a massive power advantage over Meng, boosting at 100% knock out percentage over Meng's 59%.
Artur Beterbiev is the older man by 3 years, at 38 years old.
Meng has a height advantage of 2 inches over Beterbiev.
Both Artur Beterbiev & Fanlong Meng fight out of an orthodox stance.
Beterbiev is currently arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 1 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 1 year and 7 months earlier than Meng, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He has fought 1 less professional rounds, 91 to Meng's 92.
Artur Beterbiev goes into the fight ranked number 2 by the RING at light heavyweight.
Fanlong Meng is currently ranked number 10 by the WBC and 15 by the IBF in the 175lb division.
Beterbiev vs Meng form
Beterbiev remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 5 of his recent opponents.
In his last fight, he won against Anthony Yarde on 28th January 2023 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their IBF World Light heavyweight, WBC World Light heavyweight and WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at Wembley Arena, Wembley, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Joe Smith Jr on 18th June 2022 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their WBC World Light heavyweight, IBF World Light heavyweight and WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden Theater, New York, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat 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.
Before that, he had defeated 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.
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.
Meng has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he lost to Jean Pascal on 20th May 2022 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Whitesands Events Center, Florida, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Israel Duffus on 29th October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Silver Spurs Arena, Florida.
Going into that contest, he had beat Gilberto Rubio on 5th October 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at PAL Center, Delaware.
Before that, he had won against Adam Deines on 1st June 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Wynn Palace Cotai, Macao, Macao S.A.R., China.
He had beat Frank Buglioni on 24th November 2018 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Casino de Monte Carlo Salle Medecin, Monte Carlo, Monaco.
In terms of recent activity, Artur Beterbiev has been fighting more than Fanlong Meng.
Artur Beterbiev last fought 1 month and 27 days ago, while Fanlong Meng's last outing was 10 months and 7 days ago.
Beterbiev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 9 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 39 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7.8 rounds on average.
Meng's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 4 months and 3 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 41 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8.2 rounds on average.
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