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Who won Dirrell vs Uzcategui?
Jose Uzcategui beat Andre Dirrell by on Saturday 3rd March 2018 at Barclays Center in New York.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Jose Uzcategui.
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 IBF super middleweight championship of the world.
Dirrell vs Uzcategui stats
Back in March 2018, Andre Dirrell stepped into the ring with a record of 26 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws.
Jose Uzcategui made his way to the ring with a record of 26 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws.
Andre Dirrell was the older man by 8 years, at 35 years old.
Uzcategui had a height advantage of 1 inch over Dirrell. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Andre Dirrell fought out of the southpaw stance, while Jose Uzcategui was an orthodox fighter.
Dirrell was the more experienced professional fighter, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2005, 6 years and 1 month earlier than Uzcategui, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 40 more professional rounds, 190 to Uzcategui's 150.
Jose Uzcategui was ranked number 3 by the IBF in the 168lb division.
Dirrell vs Uzcategui form
Dirrell had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Jose Uzcategui on 20th May 2017 by in the 8th round in their IBF World Super Middleweight championship fight at MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Blake Caparello on 29th April 2016 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by James DeGale on 23rd May 2015 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Super Middleweight championship fight at Agganis Arena, Boston.
Before that, he had beat Derek Edwards on 19th December 2014 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Pepsi Coliseum, Quebec City, Canada.
He had won against Nick Brinson on 8th October 2014 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi, United States.
Jose Uzcategui had stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Andre Dirrell on 20th May 2017 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their IBF World Super Middleweight championship fight at MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Fabiano Pena on 20th August 2016 by knockout in the 2nd round at La Cetto Vineyard, Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Derrick Findley on 18th June 2016 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Auditorio Municipal Fausto Gutiérrez Moreno, Tijuana.
Before that, he had won against Julius Jackson on 6th October 2015 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Cowboys Dance Hall, San Antonio, United States.
He had defeated Daniel Eduardo Yocupicio on 28th February 2015 by knockout in the 1st round at Centro De Convenciones, Rosarito, Mexico.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Jose Uzcategui had been fighting more than Andre Dirrell.
Going to this contest, Andre Dirrell had last fought 9 months and 11 days ago, while Jose Uzcategui's last outing had been 9 months and 11 days ago.
Dirrell's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 46 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.2 rounds on average.
Uzcategui's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.2 rounds on average.
What time did Dirrell vs Uzcategui start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 8:00 PM EST / 5:00 PM PST at Barclays Center, New York, United States, which was around 1:00 AM GMT in the UK.
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What were the odds on Dirrell vs Uzcategui?
Andre Dirrell was a 317/100 (+320) underdog going into the contest, while Jose Uzcategui made his way into the ring at 43/100 (-230) with oddsmakers.