Sibur Arena, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Tape rankings @ Super Middleweight
Who won Chudinov vs Liebenberg?
Fedor Chudinov beat Ryno Liebenberg by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Friday 4th June 2021 at Sibur Arena in Saint Petersburg.
The scorecards were announced as 119-108, 118-109, 116-111 in favor of winner Fedor Chudinov.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 168 pounds (12 stone or 76.2 KG).
Chudinov vs Liebenberg stats
Fedor Chudinov stepped into the ring with a record of 23 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, 16 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Ryno Liebenberg made his way to the ring with a record of 18 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 12 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Chudinov had a slight advantage in power over Liebenberg, with a 70% knock out percentage over Liebenberg's 67%.
Fedor Chudinov was the younger man by 3 years, at 33 years old.
Both Fedor Chudinov & Ryno Liebenberg fought out of an orthodox stance.
Chudinov was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 2 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 11 months earlier than Liebenberg, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 10 more professional rounds, 165 to Liebenberg's 155.
Fedor Chudinov went into the fight ranked number 11 by the WBC and 10 by the WBO at super middleweight.
Chudinov vs Liebenberg form
Chudinov 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 drawn with Isaac Chilemba on 20th February 2021 by split draw in their 10 round contest at Vegas City Hall, Krasnogorsk, Russia.
Previous to that, he had beat Hassan N’Dam on 13th December 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Manezh, Vladikavkaz.
Going into that contest, he had won against Ezequiel Osvaldo Maderna on 22nd July 2019 by knockout in the 10th round at Red Square, Moscow.
Before that, he had beat Rafael Bejaran on 16th May 2019 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Kazan.
He had defeated Nadjib Mohammedi on 21st July 2018 by split decision in their 12 round contest at Olimpiyskiy, Moscow.
Liebenberg had lost to all of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Vincent Feigenbutz on 17th February 2018 by technical knockout in the 6th round in Germany.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Enrico Koelling on 4th February 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Emperors Palace, Kempton Park, South Africa.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Enrico Koelling on 1st October 2016 by split decision in their 12 round contest at Jahnsportforum, Neubrandenburg, Germany.
Before that, he had been beaten by Erik Skoglund on 23rd April 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Johanneshov, Stockholm, Sweden.
Hehad lost to Eleider Alvarez on 25th October 2014 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Salle des Étoiles, Monte Carlo, Monaco.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Fedor Chudinov had been fighting more than Ryno Liebenberg.
Going to this contest, Fedor Chudinov had last fought 4 months and 2 days ago, while Ryno Liebenberg's last outing had been 3 years, 4 months and 5 days ago.
Chudinov's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 47 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.4 rounds on average.
Liebenberg's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 7 months and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 47 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.4 rounds on average.
What time did Chudinov vs Liebenberg start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 7:00 PM UTC at Sibur Arena, Saint Petersburg, Russia, which was 3:00 PM EST or 12:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 8:00 PM BST in the UK.
What were the odds on Chudinov vs Liebenberg?
Fedor Chudinov was a 7/50 (-714) favourite going into the contest, while Ryno Liebenberg made his way into the ring at 9/2 (+450) with oddsmakers.