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Who won Brant vs Baysangurov?
Rob Brant beat Khasan Baysangurov by technical knockout in the 11th round on Friday 15th February 2019 at Grand Casino in Minnesota.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 160 pounds (11.4 stone or 72.6 KG).
This contest was for the vacant WBA middleweight championship of the world.
Also, on the undercard Joshua Greer Jr beat Giovanni Escaner and Derrick Webster was overcome by Lennox Allen.
Brant vs Baysangurov stats
Rob Brant stepped into the ring with a record of 24 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 16 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Khasan Baysangurov made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 17 wins and 0 draws, with 7 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Brant had a large advantage in power over Baysangurov, boosting at 67% knock out percentage over Baysangurov's 41%.
Rob Brant was the older man by 7 years, at 31 years old.
Baysangurov had a height advantage of 1 inch over Brant.
Both Rob Brant & Khasan Baysangurov fought out of an orthodox stance.
Brant was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 8 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 1 year and 2 months earlier than Baysangurov, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 25 more professional rounds, 126 to Baysangurov's 101.
Khasan Baysangurov was ranked number 8 by the WBA in the 160lb division.
Brant vs Baysangurov form
Brant had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Vitalii Kopylenko on 22nd August 2020 by technical knockout in the 5th round at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Ryota Murata on 12th July 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their WBA World Middleweight championship fight at EDION Arena Osaka, Osaka, Japan.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Khasan Baysangurov on 15th February 2019 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBA World Middleweight championship fight at Grand Casino, Minnesota, United States.
Before that, he had beat Ryota Murata on 20th October 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Middleweight championship fight at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas.
He had lost to Juergen Braehmer on 27th October 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Sport and Congress Center, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.
Brant's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 6 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.4 rounds on average.
What time did Brant vs Baysangurov start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Grand Casino, Minnesota, United States, which was around 4:00 AM GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Brant vs Baysangurov?
Brant vs Baysangurov was broadcast on ESPN in the US.
What were the odds on Brant vs Baysangurov?
Rob Brant was a 7/50 (-714) favourite going into the contest, while Khasan Baysangurov made his way into the ring at 9/2 (+450) with oddsmakers.