Colosseum Sport Hall, Grozny, Russia
Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Chagaev vs Browne?
Lucas Browne beat Ruslan Chagaev by technical knockout in the 10th round on Saturday 5th March 2016 at Colosseum Sport Hall in Grozny.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
This contest was for the WBA heavyweight championship of the world.
Chagaev vs Browne stats
Ruslan Chagaev stepped into the ring with a record of 34 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, 21 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Lucas Browne made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 23 wins and 0 draws, with 20 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Browne had a large advantage in power over Chagaev, boosting at 87% knock out percentage over Chagaev's 62%.
Ruslan Chagaev was the older man by 1 year, at 43 years old.
Browne had a height advantage of 4 inches over Chagaev. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Ruslan Chagaev fought out of the southpaw stance, while Lucas Browne was an orthodox fighter.
Chagaev was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 14 more fights, and made his debut in 1997, 11 years and 6 months earlier than Browne, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 79 more professional rounds, 222 to Browne's 143.
Chagaev vs Browne form
Chagaev had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Francesco Pianeta on 11th July 2015 by knockout in the 1st round in their WBA World Heavyweight championship fight at GETEC Arena, Magdeburg, Germany.
Previous to that, he had won against Fres Oquendo on 6th July 2014 by majority decision in their WBA World Heavyweight championship fight at Akhmat Arena, Grozny, Russia.
Going into that contest, he had beat Jovo Pudar on 5th October 2013 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Olimpiyskiy, Moscow.
Before that, he had defeated Mike Sheppard on 22nd March 2013 by knockout in the 1st round at Universal Hall, Moscow, Germany.
He had been beaten by Wladimir Klitschko on 20th June 2009 by knockout in the 9th round in their IBF World Heavyweight and The Ring Heavyweight championship fight at Veltins Arena, Nordrhein-Westfalen.
Browne had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Ruslan Chagaev on 5th March 2016 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBA World Heavyweight championship fight at Colosseum Sport Hall, Grozny, Russia.
Previous to that, he had won against Julius Long on 14th August 2015 by knockout in the 9th round at The Melbourne Pavilion, Flemington, Australia.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Chauncy Welliver on 12th November 2014 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Hisense Arena, Melbourne.
Before that, he had beat Andriy Rudenko on 1st August 2014 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom.
Hehad won against Eric Martel Bahoeli on 26th April 2014 by knockout in the 5th round in their CBC Commonwealth Heavyweight championship fight at Ponds Forge Arena, Sheffield.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Lucas Browne had been fighting more than Ruslan Chagaev.
Going to this contest, Ruslan Chagaev had last fought 6 years, 3 months and 13 days ago, while Lucas Browne's last outing had been 5 years, 7 months and 19 days ago.
Chagaev's last 5 fights had come over a period of 12 years, 4 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 5 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 35 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7 rounds on average.
Browne's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 5 months and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 6 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 41 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.2 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Chagaev vs Browne?
Ruslan Chagaev was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Lucas Browne made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.