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Anthony Crolla vs Daud Yordan report
Who won Crolla vs Yordan?
Anthony Crolla beat Daud Yordan by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 10th November 2018 at Manchester Arena in Manchester.
The scorecards were announced as 116-112, 116-112, 116-112 in favor of winner Anthony Crolla.
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 an eliminator for the WBA lightweight championship of the world.
This fight appeared on the undercard of Oleksandr Usyk beating Tony Bellew for the WBA Super World Cruiserweight, WBC World Cruiserweight, IBF World Cruiserweight and WBO World Cruiserweight championship. Also, on the undercard Ricky Burns defeated Scott Cardle.
Crolla vs Yordan stats
Anthony Crolla stepped into the ring with a record of 33 wins, 6 loses and 3 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Daud Yordan made his way to the ring with a record of 38 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 26 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Yordan had a large advantage in power over Crolla, boosting at 68% knock out percentage over Crolla's 39%.
Anthony Crolla was the older man by 1 year, at 36 years old.
Crolla had a height advantage of 2 inches over Yordan. Despite this, Yordan had 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Anthony Crolla & Daud Yordan fought out of an orthodox stance.
Crolla was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 1 more fights, and made his debut in 2006, 1 year and 1 month later than Yordan, whose first professional fight was in 2005. He had fought 10 more professional rounds, 289 to Yordan's 279.
Anthony Crolla went into the fight ranked number 4 by the WBA and 7 by the WBC at lightweight.
Daud Yordan was ranked number 2 by the WBA and 2 by the WBO in the 135lb division.
Crolla vs Yordan form
Crolla had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Daud Yordan on 10th November 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Lightweight eliminator fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Ricky Burns on 7th October 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Jorge Linares on 25th March 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Lightweight and The Ring Lightweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
Before that, he had lost to Jorge Linares on 24th September 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Lightweight and The Ring Lightweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
He had beat Ismael Barroso on 7th May 2016 by knockout in the 7th round in their WBA World Lightweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
Yordan had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Pavel Malikov on 22nd April 2018 by knockout in the 8th round at DIVS, Ekaterinburg, Afghanistan.
Previous to that, he had won against Cristian Rafael Coria on 4th June 2016 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Radisson Victoria Plaza, Montevideo, Uruguay.
Going into that contest, he had beat Yoshitaka Kato on 5th February 2016 by technical decision in their 9 round contest at Balai Sarbini Convention Hall, Jakarta, Indonesia.
Before that, he had defeated Maxwell Awuku on 6th June 2015 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at DBL Arena, Surabaya.
He had won against Ronald Pontillas on 20th December 2014 by knockout in the 5th round at Pangsuma Stadium, Pontianak.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Anthony Crolla had been fighting more than Daud Yordan.
Going to this contest, Anthony Crolla had last fought 4 years, 6 months and 28 days ago, while Daud Yordan's last outing had been 5 years, 1 month and 16 days ago.
Crolla's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years and 1 month, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 5 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 55 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11 rounds on average.
Yordan's last 5 fights had come over a period of 8 years, 5 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 8 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 44 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.8 rounds on average.
What time did Crolla vs Yordan start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM GMT at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom, which was 4:00 PM EST or 1:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Crolla vs Yordan?
Crolla vs Yordan was broadcast on Sky Box Office HD in the UK, while the fight was broadcast in the United States by DAZN.
What were the odds on Crolla vs Yordan?
Anthony Crolla was a 8/25 (-310) favourite going into the contest, while Daud Yordan made his way into the ring at 11/4 (+280) with oddsmakers.
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