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Dmitry Bivol vs Lenin Castillo report
Who won Bivol vs Castillo?
Dmitry Bivol beat Lenin Castillo by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 12th October 2019 at Wintrust Arena in Illinois.
The scorecards were announced as 119-108, 119-108, 120-107 in favor of winner Dmitry Bivol.
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 WBA light heavyweight championship of the world.
This fight appeared on the undercard of Oleksandr Usyk beating Chazz Witherspoon. Also, on the undercard TJ Doheny beat Jesus Martinez.
Bivol vs Castillo stats
Dmitry Bivol stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 16 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Lenin Castillo made his way to the ring with a record of 20 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, with 15 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Castillo had a slight advantage in power over Bivol, with a 75% knock out percentage over Bivol's 69%.
Dmitry Bivol was the younger man by 2 years, at 32 years old.
Castillo had a height advantage of 2 inches over Bivol. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Both Dmitry Bivol & Lenin Castillo fought out of an orthodox stance.
Bivol was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 7 less fights, and made his debut in 2014, 4 year and 3 months later than Castillo, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 65 more professional rounds, 172 to Castillo's 107.
Lenin Castillo was ranked number 15 by the WBA and 12 by the WBO in the 175lb division.
Bivol vs Castillo form
Bivol remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Lenin Castillo on 12th October 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Wintrust Arena, Illinois, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Joe Smith Jr on 9th March 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, New York.
Going into that contest, he had beat Jean Pascal on 24th November 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Mark G. Etess Arena, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, New Jersey.
Before that, he had defeated Isaac Chilemba on 4th August 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, New Jersey.
He had won against Sullivan Barrera on 3rd March 2018 by technical knockout in the 12th round in their WBA World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Bivol's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 3 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 60 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 12 rounds on average.
What time did Bivol vs Castillo start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at Wintrust Arena, Illinois, United States, which was around 3:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Bivol vs Castillo?
Bivol vs Castillo was broadcast on DAZN in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by Sky Sports Action.
What were the odds on Bivol vs Castillo?
Dmitry Bivol was a 3/100 (-3300) favourite going into the contest, while Lenin Castillo made his way into the ring at 10/1 (+1000) with oddsmakers.
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