The Melbourne Pavilion, Victoria, Australia
Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight
Who won Caparello vs Chilemba?
Isaac Chilemba beat Blake Caparello by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Friday 16th March 2018 at The Melbourne Pavilion in Victoria.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Isaac Chilemba.
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).
Caparello vs Chilemba stats
Blake Caparello stepped into the ring with a record of 26 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw.
Isaac Chilemba made his way to the ring with a record of 24 wins, 5 loses and 2 draws.
The stats suggested that Caparello and Chilemba have similar power, both with a 0% knock out percentage.
Blake Caparello was the older man by 1 year, at 35 years old.
Chilemba had a height advantage of 1 inch over Caparello. Despite this, he had 1-inch reach advantage.
Blake Caparello fought out of the southpaw stance, while Isaac Chilemba was an orthodox fighter.
Caparello was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 2 less fights, and made his debut in 2009, 3 year and 9 months later than Chilemba, whose first professional fight was in 2005. He had fought 6 less professional rounds, 260 to Chilemba's 266.
Blake Caparello went into the fight ranked number 13 by the WBA, 6 by the WBC, 12 by the WBO and 14 by the IBF at light heavyweight.
Isaac Chilemba was ranked number 11 by the WBC in the 175lb division.
Caparello vs Chilemba form
Chilemba had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Oleksandr Gvozdyk on 19th November 2016 by in the 8th round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by 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.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Eleider Alvarez on 28th November 2015 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at Centre Videotron, Quebec City, Canada.
Before that, he had defeated Vasily Lepikhin on 14th March 2015 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Bell Centre, Montreal.
Hehad beat Cory Cummings on 2nd August 2014 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Revel Resort, Atlantic City, United States.
Chilemba's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 2 months and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 5 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 49 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.8 rounds on average.
What time did Caparello vs Chilemba start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 AM UTC at The Melbourne Pavilion, Victoria, Australia, which was 6:00 AM EST or 3:00 AM PST on the West Coast of America, or 10:00 AM GMT in the UK.
What were the odds on Caparello vs Chilemba?
Blake Caparello was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Isaac Chilemba made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.