Burnett vs Zhakiyanov Info
Ryan Burnett beat Zhanat Zhakiyanov by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 21st October 2017 at The SSE Arena in Belfast.
The scorecards were announced as 118-110, 116-112, 119-109 in favor of winner Ryan Burnett.
The fight took place over rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 118 pounds (8.4 stone or 53.5 KG).
This contest was for the unified bantamweight championship of the world, with the WBA & IBF belts on the line.
Burnett vs Zhakiyanov stats
Ryan Burnett stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 17 wins, zero loses and draws.
Zhanat Zhakiyanov made his way to the ring with a record of 27 wins, 1 loss and draws.
The stats suggested that Burnett and Zhakiyanov have similar power, both with a 0% knock out percentage.
Ryan Burnett was the younger man by 8 years, at 28 years old.
Zhakiyanov had a height advantage of 3 inches over Burnett. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Ryan Burnett & Zhanat Zhakiyanov fought out of an orthodox stance.
Burnett was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 11 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 5 year and 9 months later than Zhakiyanov, who’s first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 15 less professional rounds, 127 to Zhakiyanov's 142.
Burnett vs Zhakiyanov form
Ryan Burnett had beaten 5 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Lee Haskins on 10th June 2017 by split decision in their IBF World Bantamweight championship fight at Odyssey Arena, Belfast, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat Joseafat Reyes on 25th February 2017 by points in the 8th round at Ice Arena, Hull.
Going into that contest, he had won against Ryan Farrag on 15th October 2016 by unanimous decision in their BBBOC British Bantamweight championship fight at Echo Arena, Liverpool.
Before that, he had beat Cesar Ramirez on 30th July 2016 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at First Direct Arena, Leeds.
He had defeated Anthony Settoul on 27th February 2016 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
Zhakiyanov had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Rau’shee Warren on 10th February 2017 by split decision in their WBA Super World Bantamweight championship fight at Huntington Center, Toledo, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Yonfrez Parejo on 7th November 2015 by split decision in their WBA Interim World Bantamweight championship fight at Salle des Étoiles, Monte Carlo, Monaco.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Hector Rolando Gusman on 9th May 2015 by knockout in the 6th round at Gymnasium of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Vratsa, Bulgaria.
Before that, he had beat Roberto Lerio on 8th November 2014 by knockout in the 2nd round at Sleeman Sports Complex - Theatre, Chandler, Australia.
He had won against Gagi Edisherashvili on 10th September 2014 by knockout in the 1st round at Moulin Rouge Club, Minsk, Belarus.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Zhanat Zhakiyanov had been fighting more than Ryan Burnett.
Going to this contest, Ryan Burnett had last fought 3 years 1 month and 24 days ago, while Zhanat Zhakiyanov's last outing had been 3 years 5 months and 24 days ago.
Burnett's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year 3 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 52 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.4 rounds on average.
Zhakiyanov's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years and 5 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 33 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.6 rounds on average.
What time did Burnett vs Zhakiyanov start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 pm BST at The SSE Arena, Belfast, United Kingdom, which was 5:00 pm EST or 2:00 pm PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Burnett vs Zhakiyanov?
Burnett vs Zhakiyanov was broadcast on Sky Sports Arena in the UK, while the fight was broadcast in the United States by HBO.