Belts on The Line
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Who won Burton vs Azeez?
Dan Azeez beat Hosea Burton by technical knockout in the 7th round on Saturday 20th November 2021 at Wembley Arena in London.
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 fight appeared on the undercard of Richard Riakporhe beating Olanrewaju Durodola. Also, on the undercard Mikael Lawal beat Leonardo Damian Bruzzese, Florian Marku defeated Jorick Luisetto and Natasha Jonas was victorious over Vaida Masiokaite.
Burton vs Azeez stats
Hosea Burton stepped into the ring with a record of 26 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Dan Azeez made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 14 wins and 0 draws, with 9 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Azeez had advantage in power over Burton, with a 64% knock out percentage over Burton's 46%.
Hosea Burton was the older man by 33 years, at 33 years old.
Burton had a height advantage of 6 inches over Azeez.
Both Hosea Burton & Dan Azeez fought out of an orthodox stance.
Burton was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 14 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 5 years and 8 months earlier than Azeez, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 63 more professional rounds, 144 to Azeez's 81.
Dan Azeez was ranked number 8 by the WBA in the 175lb division.
Burton vs Azeez form
Burton had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Liam Conroy on 25th June 2021 by knockout in the 6th round at Bolton Whites Hotel (formerly De Vere Whites), Lancashire, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Bob Ajisafe on 14th December 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Brentwood Centre, Essex.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Frank Buglioni on 10th December 2016 by technical knockout in the 12th round in their BBBOC British Light heavyweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
Before that, he had beat Jozsef Kormany on 29th May 2016 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Goodison Park Stadium, Liverpool.
He had defeated Michal Ludwiczak on 7th May 2016 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
Burton's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 6 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 34 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.8 rounds on average.
Azeez's last 2 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 2 months and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.5 rounds on average.
What time did Burton vs Azeez start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM GMT at Wembley Arena, London, United Kingdom, which was 4:00 PM EST or 1:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Burton vs Azeez?
Burton vs Azeez was broadcast on Sky Sports Arena in the UK.
What were the odds on Burton vs Azeez?
Hosea Burton was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Dan Azeez made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.