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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 3rd March 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
Dmitry Bivol stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 12 wins, zero loses 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 32 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 less fights, and made his debut in 2014, 5 year and 3 months later than Barrera, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 22 more professional rounds, 172 to Barrera's 150.
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 4th November 2017 by knockout in the 1st round in their WBA World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Salle des Étoiles, Monte Carlo, Monaco.
Previous to that, he had won against Cedric Agnew on 17th June 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 beat Samuel Clarkson on 14th April 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 23rd February 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 29th October 2016 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Arena (ex Rings), Ekaterinburg.
Bivol's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 4 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 23 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.6 rounds on average.
Barrera's last 2 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 7 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 years, 9 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.5 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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