Tape rankings @ Super Middleweight
Who won Dirrell vs Douglin?
Anthony Dirrell beat Denis Douglin by technical decision in their 6 round contest on Friday 17th November 2017 at Dort Federal Event Center in Michigan.
The scorecards were announced as 48-47, 48-47, 49-46 in favor of winner Anthony Dirrell.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Super Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 168 pounds (12 stone or 76.2 KG).
Dirrell vs Douglin stats
Back in November 2017, Anthony Dirrell stepped into the ring with a record of 30 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw.
Denis Douglin made his way to the ring with a record of 20 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws.
Anthony Dirrell was the older man by 4 years, at 33 years old.
Anthony Dirrell fought out of the orthodox stance, while Denis Douglin was a southpaw.
Dirrell was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 7 more fights, and made his debut in 2005, 4 years earlier than Douglin, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 37 more professional rounds, 184 to Douglin's 147.
Anthony Dirrell went into the fight ranked number 3 by the WBC and 11 by the IBF at super middleweight.
Dirrell vs Douglin form
Dirrell had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Norbert Nemesapati on 13th January 2017 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Hialeah Park Racing & Casino, Hialeah, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Caleb Truax on 29th April 2016 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City.
Going into that contest, he had won against Marco Antonio Rubio on 6th September 2015 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at American Bank Center, Corpus Christi.
Before that, he had been beaten by Badou Jack on 24th April 2015 by majority decision in their WBC World Super Middleweight championship fight at UIC Pavilion, Chicago.
He had beat Sakio Bika on 16th August 2014 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Middleweight championship fight at StubHub Center, Carson.
Dirrell's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 41 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.2 rounds on average.
Douglin's last 2 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 5 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.5 rounds on average.
What time did Dirrell vs Douglin start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 3:00 AM UTC at Dort Federal Event Center, Michigan, Afghanistan, which was 10:00 PM EST or 7:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 3:00 AM GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Dirrell vs Douglin?
The fight was broadcast in the United States by Fox Sport 1.
What were the odds on Dirrell vs Douglin?
Anthony Dirrell was a 1/25 (-2500) favourite going into the contest, while Denis Douglin made his way into the ring at 10/1 (+1000) with oddsmakers.