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Who won Gvozdyk vs Chilemba?
Oleksandr Gvozdyk beat Isaac Chilemba by technical knockout in the 8th round on Saturday 19th November 2016 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Oleksandr Gvozdyk.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 175 pounds (12.5 stone or 79.4 KG).
Gvozdyk vs Chilemba stats
Oleksandr Gvozdyk stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 11 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Isaac Chilemba made his way to the ring with a record of 24 wins, 4 loses and 2 draws, with 10 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Gvozdyk had a massive power advantage over Chilemba, boosting at 82% knock out percentage over Chilemba's 42%.
Oleksandr Gvozdyk was the same age as Isaac Chilemba, at 35 years old.
Gvozdyk had 3-inch reach advantage.
Both Oleksandr Gvozdyk & Isaac Chilemba fought out of an orthodox stance.
Gvozdyk was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 19 less fights, and made his debut in 2014, 8 year and 5 months later than Chilemba, whose first professional fight was in 2005. He had fought 168 less professional rounds, 98 to Chilemba's 266.
Oleksandr Gvozdyk went into the fight ranked number 4 by the WBC, 9 by the WBO and 10 by the IBF at light heavyweight.
Isaac Chilemba was ranked number 10 by the WBC in the 175lb division.
Gvozdyk vs Chilemba form
Oleksandr Gvozdyk had stopped all of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Tommy Karpency on 23rd July 2016 by technical knockout in the 6th round at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Nadjib Mohammedi on 9th April 2016 by knockout in the 2nd round at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Mike Snider on 13th February 2016 by knockout in the 1st round at Sportsmans Lodge, Studio City.
Before that, he had won against Cleiton Conceicao on 20th November 2015 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Chelsea Ballroom, Las Vegas.
He had beat Francisco Sierra on 19th September 2015 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Sportsmans Lodge, Studio City.
Chilemba had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Oleksandr Gvozdyk on 19th November 2016 by technical knockout 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 won against Cory Cummings on 2nd August 2014 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Revel Resort, Atlantic City, United States.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Oleksandr Gvozdyk had been fighting more than Isaac Chilemba.
Going to this contest, Oleksandr Gvozdyk had last fought 5 years, 9 months and 26 days ago, while Isaac Chilemba's last outing had been 5 years and 6 months ago.
Gvozdyk's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years and 8 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.4 rounds on average.
Chilemba's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 9 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 6 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 49 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.8 rounds on average.
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What were the odds on Gvozdyk vs Chilemba?
Oleksandr Gvozdyk was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Isaac Chilemba made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.