Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Cruiserweight
Who won Gassiev vs Dorticos?
Murat Gassiev beat Yuniel Dorticos by technical knockout in the 12th round on Saturday 3rd February 2018 at Bolshoy Ice Dome in Adler.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Cruiserweight division, which meant the weight limit was 200 pounds (14.3 stone or 90.7 KG).
This was a semi final of the World Boxing Super Series.
This contest was for the unified cruiserweight championship of the world, with the IBF & WBA belts on the line.
Gassiev vs Dorticos stats
Murat Gassiev stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 25 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Yuniel Dorticos made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 22 wins and 0 draws.
Murat Gassiev was the younger man by 7 years, at 29 years old.
Gassiev had a height advantage of 1 inch over Dorticos. Despite this, Dorticos had 4-inch reach advantage.
Both Murat Gassiev & Yuniel Dorticos fought out of an orthodox stance.
Gassiev was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 2 year and 1 month later than Dorticos, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 27 more professional rounds, 138 to Dorticos' 111.
Gassiev vs Dorticos form
Gassiev had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Krzysztof Wlodarczyk on 21st October 2017 by knockout in the 3rd round in their IBF World Cruiserweight championship fight at Prudential Center, New Jersey, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat Denis Lebedev on 3rd December 2016 by split decision in their IBF World Cruiserweight championship fight at Khodynka Ice Palace, Moscow, Russia.
Going into that contest, he had won against Jordan Shimmell on 17th May 2016 by knockout in the 1st round at Black Bear Casino, Carlton, United States.
Before that, he had won against Isiah Thomas on 18th December 2015 by knockout in the 12th round at Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas.
He had beat Rodney Moore on 13th June 2015 by knockout in the 2nd round at Florentine Gardens, Hollywood.
Dorticos had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Andrew Tabiti on 15th June 2019 by knockout in the 10th round in their IBF World Cruiserweight championship fight at Arena Riga, Riga, Latvia.
Previous to that, he had defeated Mateusz Masternak on 20th October 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at CFE Arena, Florida, United States.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Murat Gassiev on 3rd February 2018 by technical knockout in the 12th round in their IBF World Cruiserweight and WBA Super World Cruiserweight championship fight at Bolshoy Ice Dome, Adler, Russia.
Before that, he had won against Dmitry Kudryashov on 23rd September 2017 by knockout in the 2nd round in their WBA World Cruiserweight championship fight at Alamodome, San Antonio, United States.
He had defeated Youri Kayembre Kalenga on 20th May 2016 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBA Interim World Cruiserweight championship fight at Palais des Sports Porte de Versailles, Paris XV, France.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Yuniel Dorticos had been fighting more than Murat Gassiev.
Going to this contest, Murat Gassiev had last fought 5 years, 3 months and 8 days ago, while Yuniel Dorticos' last outing had been 3 years, 7 months and 14 days ago.
Gassiev's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 7 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 6 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 30 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6 rounds on average.
Dorticos' last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 8 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 46 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.2 rounds on average.
What time did Gassiev vs Dorticos start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM UTC at Bolshoy Ice Dome, Adler, Russia, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 10:00 PM GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Gassiev vs Dorticos?
Gassiev vs Dorticos was broadcast on ITV 4 in the UK.
What were the odds on Gassiev vs Dorticos?
Murat Gassiev was a 1/2 (-200) favourite going into the contest, while Yuniel Dorticos made his way into the ring at 3/2 (+150) with oddsmakers.