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Who won Commey vs Chaniev?
Richard Commey beat Isa Chaniev by technical knockout in the 2nd round on Saturday 2nd February 2019 at The Ford Center at The Star in Texas.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
This contest was for the IBF lightweight championship of the world.
This fight appeared on the undercard of Eleider Alvarez losing to Sergey Kovalev for the WBO World Light heavyweight championship. Also, on the undercard Oscar Valdez beat Carmine Tommasone for the WBO World Featherweight belt and Teofimo Lopez defeated Diego Magdaleno.
Commey vs Chaniev stats
Back in February 2019, Richard Commey stepped into the ring with a record of 27 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 24 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Isa Chaniev made his way to the ring with a record of 13 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Commey had a massive power advantage over Chaniev, boosting at 89% knock out percentage over Chaniev's 46%.
Richard Commey was the older man by 6 years, at 32 years old.
Both Richard Commey & Isa Chaniev fought out of an orthodox stance.
Commey was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 15 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 3 years and 11 months earlier than Chaniev, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 82 more professional rounds, 212 to Chaniev's 130.
Richard Commey went into the fight ranked number 1 by the IBF at lightweight.
Isa Chaniev was ranked number 3 by the IBF in the 135lb division.
Commey vs Chaniev form
Commey had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Alejandro Luna on 10th March 2018 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Alamodome, Texas, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Hedi Slimani on 11th March 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Bukom Boxing Arena, Accra, Ghana.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Denis Shafikov on 2nd December 2016 by split decision in their 12 round contest at Moscow, Russia.
Before that, he had lost to Robert Easter Jr on 9th September 2016 by split decision in their IBF World Lightweight championship fight at Santander Arena, Reading, United States.
He had beat Anzor Gamgebeli on 19th March 2016 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at MusikTeatret, Albertslund, Denmark.
Commey's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 44 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.8 rounds on average.
What time did Commey vs Chaniev start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM PST at The Ford Center at The Star, Texas, United States, which was around 2:00 AM GMT in the UK.
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What were the odds on Commey vs Chaniev?
Richard Commey was a 7/50 (-710) favourite going into the contest, while Isa Chaniev made his way into the ring at 4/1 (+400) with oddsmakers.