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Who won Dorticos vs Kudryashov?
Yuniel Dorticos beat Dmitry Kudryashov by knockout in the 2nd round on Saturday 23rd September 2017 at Alamodome in San Antonio.
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 quarter final of the World Boxing Super Series.
This contest was for the vacant WBA cruiserweight championship of the world.
Dorticos vs Kudryashov stats
Back in September 2017, Yuniel Dorticos stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 21 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Dmitry Kudryashov made his way to the ring with a record of 21 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws.
Yuniel Dorticos was the younger man by 1 year, at 31 years old.
Dorticos had a height advantage of 1 inch over Kudryashov.
Both Yuniel Dorticos & Dmitry Kudryashov fought out of an orthodox stance.
Dorticos was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 1 less fights, and made his debut in 2009, 1 year and 11 months earlier than Kudryashov, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 2 more professional rounds, 111 to Kudryashov's 109.
Dmitry Kudryashov was ranked number 6 by the WBA, 1 by the WBC and 5 by the IBF in the 200lb division.
Dorticos vs Kudryashov form
Dorticos had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, 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.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, he had beat Fulgencio Zuniga on 12th December 2015 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Ring of Dreams Boxing Gym, Winston-Salem, United States.
Before that, he had won against Galen Brown on 17th July 2015 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Kissimmee Civic Center, Kissimmee.
He had beat Edison Miranda on 10th July 2014 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at American Airlines Arena, Miami.
Dmitry Kudryashov had stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Olanrewaju Durodola on 3rd June 2017 by knockout in the 5th round at Sports Palace, Rostov-na-Donu, Russia.
Previous to that, he had defeated Julio Cesar Dos Santos on 21st May 2016 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Khodynka Ice Palace, Moscow.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Olanrewaju Durodola on 4th November 2015 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Tatneft Arena, Kazan.
Before that, he had won against Vikapita Meroro on 22nd May 2015 by knockout in the 6th round at Luzhniki, Moscow.
He had defeated Francisco Palacios on 10th April 2015 by knockout in the 1st round at Luzhniki, Moscow.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Dmitry Kudryashov had been fighting more than Yuniel Dorticos.
Going to this contest, Yuniel Dorticos had last fought 1 year, 4 months and 3 days ago, while Dmitry Kudryashov's last outing had been 3 months and 20 days ago.
Dorticos' last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 33 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.6 rounds on average.
Kudryashov's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.6 rounds on average.
What time did Dorticos vs Kudryashov start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Alamodome, San Antonio, United States, which was around 4:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Dorticos vs Kudryashov?
The fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by ITV Box Office Free-to-Air.
What were the odds on Dorticos vs Kudryashov?
Yuniel Dorticos was a 11/25 (-230) favourite going into the contest, while Dmitry Kudryashov made his way into the ring at 7/4 (+180) with oddsmakers.