Aug 04 2018
Saturday

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, New Jersey, United States

12 rounds contest @ Light Heavyweight
13-0-0
UD 12

Score cards

  • 120-108
  • 120-108
  • 116-112
UD 12
25-5-2

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Belts on The Line

Vacant WBA World Light Heavyweight Championship

The tape

32
Age
35
6' 0" / 183 cm
Height
6' 2" / 188 cm
72" / 183 cm
Reach
72.8" / 185 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

TKOKOTKOTKOTKO
Form
UDRTDUDMDUD
13
Wins
25
11
By KO
10
85
KO%
40
0
Loses
5
0
Draws
2
2014
Debut
2005

Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight

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The Ring
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WBA
12
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WBC
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WBO
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IBF
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Dmitry Bivol vs Isaac Chilemba report

Who won Bivol vs Chilemba?

Dmitry Bivol beat Isaac Chilemba by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 4th August 2018 at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in New Jersey.

The scorecards were announced as 120-108, 120-108, 116-112 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 vacant WBA light heavyweight championship of the world.

This fight appeared on the undercard of Sergey Kovalev's and Eleider Alvarez's clash for the WBO World Light heavyweight championship.

Bivol vs Chilemba stats

Dmitry Bivol stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 13 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Isaac Chilemba made his way to the ring with a record of 25 wins, 5 loses and 2 draws, with 10 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggested Bivol had a massive power advantage over Chilemba, boosting at 85% knock out percentage over Chilemba's 40%.

Dmitry Bivol was the younger man by 3 years, at 32 years old.

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

Both Dmitry Bivol & Isaac Chilemba fought out of an orthodox stance.

Bivol was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 19 less fights, and made his debut in 2014, 9 year and 1 month later than Chilemba, whose first professional fight was in 2005. He had fought 94 less professional rounds, 172 to Chilemba's 266.

Isaac Chilemba was ranked number 12 by the WBA in the 175lb division.

Bivol vs Chilemba form

Bivol remained undefeated as a professional.

In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Canelo Alvarez on 7th May 2022 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Umar Salamov on 11th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight championship fight at KRK “Uralets”, Ekaterinburg, Russia.

Going into that contest, he had beat Craig Richards on 1st May 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.

Before that, 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.

He had beat 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.

Isaac Chilemba had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Blake Caparello on 16th March 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at The Melbourne Pavilion, Victoria, Australia.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Oleksandr Gvozdyk on 19th November 2016 by unanimous decision in the 8th round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Going into that contest, he had lost to Sergey Kovalev on 11th July 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight, IBF World Light heavyweight and WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at DIVS, Ekaterinburg, Russia.

Before that, he had been beaten by Eleider Alvarez on 28th November 2015 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at Centre Videotron, Quebec City, Canada.

He had defeated Vasily Lepikhin on 14th March 2015 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Bell Centre, Montreal.

Activity check

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

Going to this contest, Dmitry Bivol had last fought 8 months and 28 days ago, while Isaac Chilemba's last outing had been 4 years, 10 months and 19 days ago.

Bivol's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 60 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 12 rounds on average.

Chilemba's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 10 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 6 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 54 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.8 rounds on average.

What time did Bivol vs Chilemba start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, New Jersey, United States, which was around 3:00 AM BST in the UK.

Who broadcast Bivol vs Chilemba?

Bivol vs Chilemba was broadcast on HBO in the US.

What were the odds on Bivol vs Chilemba?

Dmitry Bivol was a 1/100 (-10000) favourite going into the contest, while Isaac Chilemba made his way into the ring at 16/1 (+1600) with oddsmakers.

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Bivol

Isaac

Chilemba

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Chilemba
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Dmitry Bivol

Isaac Chilemba

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