Hialeah Park Racing & Casino, Hialeah, United States
Tape rankings @ Super Middleweight
Who won Dirrell vs Nemesapati?
Anthony Dirrell beat Norbert Nemesapati by technical knockout in the 6th round on Friday 13th January 2017 at Hialeah Park Racing & Casino in Hialeah.
The scorecards were announced as 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 Nemesapati stats
Back in January 2017, Anthony Dirrell stepped into the ring with a record of 29 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, 23 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Norbert Nemesapati made his way to the ring with a record of 24 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 17 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Dirrell had a slight advantage in power over Nemesapati, with a 79% knock out percentage over Nemesapati's 71%.
Anthony Dirrell was the older man by 11 years, at 33 years old.
Dirrell had a height advantage of 2 inches over Nemesapati. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Both Anthony Dirrell & Norbert Nemesapati fought out of an orthodox stance.
Dirrell was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2005, 7 years and 3 months earlier than Nemesapati, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 24 more professional rounds, 184 to Nemesapati's 160.
Anthony Dirrell went into the fight ranked number 6 by the WBA, 2 by the WBC and 3 by the IBF at super middleweight.
Dirrell vs Nemesapati form
Dirrell 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 Caleb Truax on 29th April 2016 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Marco Antonio Rubio on 6th September 2015 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at American Bank Center, Corpus Christi.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, he had beat Sakio Bika on 16th August 2014 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Middleweight championship fight at StubHub Center, Carson.
He had drawn with Sakio Bika on 7th December 2013 by split draw in their 12 round contest in their WBC World Super Middleweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.
Dirrell's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 47 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.4 rounds on average.
What time did Dirrell vs Nemesapati start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Hialeah Park Racing & Casino, Hialeah, United States, which was around 4:00 AM GMT in the UK.
What were the odds on Dirrell vs Nemesapati?
Anthony Dirrell was a 1/100 (-10000) favourite going into the contest, while Norbert Nemesapati made his way into the ring at 16/1 (+1600) with oddsmakers.