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Mar 03 2018
Saturday

Madison Square Garden, New York, United States

12 round contest @ Light Heavyweight
12-0-0
TKO 12

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  • 109-100
  • 109-100
  • 109-100
TKO 12
21-1-0

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Belts on The Line

Vacant WBA World Light Heavyweight Championship

The tape

27
Age
36
6' 0" / 183 cm
Height
6' 2" / 188 cm
72" / 183 cm
Reach
72.8" / 185 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

KOTKOTKOTKOUD
Form
UDUDTKOKOUD
12
Wins
21
0
By KO
0
0
KO%
0
0
Loses
1
0
Draws
0
2014
Debut
2009

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Dmitry Bivol vs Sullivan Barrera report


Who won Bivol vs Barrera?

Dmitry Bivol beat Sullivan Barrera by technical knockout in the 12th round on Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

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 vacant WBA light heavyweight championship of the world.

Bivol vs Barrera stats

Back in March 2018, Dmitry Bivol stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 12 wins, zero losses and 0 draws.

Sullivan Barrera made his way to the ring with a record of 21 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws.

Dmitry Bivol was the younger man by 9 years, at 27 years old.

Barrera had a height advantage of 2 inches over Bivol. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.

Both Dmitry Bivol & Sullivan Barrera fought out of an orthodox stance.

Bivol was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 10 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2014, 5 years and 3 months later than Barrera, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 24 more professional rounds, totaling 184 compared to Barrera's 160.

Sullivan Barrera was ranked number 1 by the WBA in the 175lb division.

Bivol vs Barrera form

Bivol remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Trent Broadhurst on November 4, 2017 by knockout in the 1st round in their WBA World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Salle des Étoiles, Monte Carlo, Monaco.

Prior to that, he had won against Cedric Agnew on June 17, 2017 by technical knockout in the 4th round in their WBA Interim World Light heavyweight championship fight at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Events Center, Las Vegas, United States.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Samuel Clarkson on April 14, 2017 by technical knockout in the 4th round in their WBA Interim World Light heavyweight championship fight at MGM National Harbor, Maryland, USA.

Before that, he had defeated Robert Berridge on February 23, 2017 by technical knockout in the 4th round in their WBA Interim World Light heavyweight championship fight at Forum, Nizhny Tagil, Russia.

He had won against Yevgeni Makhteienko on October 29, 2016 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Arena (ex Rings), Ekaterinburg.

Barrera had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Felix Valera on November 25, 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.

Prior to that, he had defeated Joe Smith Jr on July 15, 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Forum, Inglewood.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Felix Valera on April 15, 2017 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville.

Before that, he had won against Vyacheslav Shabranskyy on December 16, 2016 by knockout in the 7th round at Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio.

He had been beaten by Andre Ward on March 26, 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Oracle Arena, Oakland.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Dmitry Bivol had been fighting more than Sullivan Barrera.

Going to this contest, Dmitry Bivol had last fought 3 months and 27 days ago, while Sullivan Barrera's last outing had been 3 months and 6 days ago.

Bivol's last 5 fights come over a period of 1 year, 4 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 23 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.6 rounds on average.

Barrera's last 5 fights come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 44 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.8 rounds on average.

What time did Bivol vs Barrera start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM PST at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States, which was around 2:00 AM GMT in the UK.

Who broadcast Bivol vs Barrera?

Bivol vs Barrera was broadcast on HBO in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by BoxNation.

What were the odds on Bivol vs Barrera?

Dmitry Bivol was a 7/50 (-710) favourite going into the contest, while Sullivan Barrera made his way into the ring at 9/2 (+450) with oddsmakers.

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Bivol

Sullivan

Barrera

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Bivol
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Dmitry Bivol

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