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Who won Dirrell vs Davis?
Anthony Dirrell drew with Kyrone Davis by split draw in their 12 round contest on Saturday 27th February 2021 at Shrine Exposition Center in California.
The scorecards were announced as 113-115, 115-113, 114-114, meaning it was a split draw.
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).
This contest was for the WBC super middleweight championship of the world.
The undercard featured the clash of Rivera vs Raices.
Dirrell vs Davis stats
Anthony Dirrell stepped into the ring with a record of 33 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, 24 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Kyrone Davis made his way to the ring with a record of 15 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Dirrell had a massive power advantage over Davis, boosting at 73% knock out percentage over Davis' 40%.
Anthony Dirrell was the older man by 10 years, at 36 years old.
Dirrell had a height advantage of 4 inches over Davis. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Anthony Dirrell & Kyrone Davis fought out of an orthodox stance.
Dirrell was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 19 more fights, and made his debut in 2005, 9 years earlier than Davis, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 71 more professional rounds, 159 to Davis' 88.
Anthony Dirrell went into the fight ranked number 10 by the WBA, 4 by the WBC and 10 by the IBF at super middleweight.
Dirrell vs Davis form
Dirrell had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to David Benavidez on 28th September 2019 by knockout in the 9th round in their WBC World Super Middleweight championship fight at Staples Center, LA, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Avni Yildirim on 23rd February 2019 by technical decision in their WBC World Super Middleweight championship fight at Minneapolis Armory, Minnesota.
Going into that contest, he had won against Abraham Han on 28th April 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Don Haskins Convention Center, Texas.
Before that, he had beat Denis Douglin on 17th November 2017 by technical decision in their 6 round contest at Dort Federal Event Center, Michigan, Afghanistan.
He had defeated Norbert Nemesapati on 13th January 2017 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Hialeah Park Racing & Casino, Hialeah, United States.
Dirrell's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 41 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.2 rounds on average.
What time did Dirrell vs Davis start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at Shrine Exposition Center, California, United States, which was around 3:00 AM GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Dirrell vs Davis?
Dirrell vs Davis was broadcast on FOX in the US.
What were the odds on Dirrell vs Davis?
Anthony Dirrell was a 27/100 (-370) favourite going into the contest, while Kyrone Davis made his way into the ring at 309/100 (+309) with oddsmakers.