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Tape rankings @ Cruiserweight
Who won Dorticos vs Tabiti?
Yuniel Dorticos beat Andrew Tabiti by knockout in the 10th round on Saturday 15th June 2019 at Arena Riga in Riga.
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 contest was for the IBF cruiserweight championship of the world.
This fight appeared on the undercard of Mairis Briedis' and Krzysztof Glowacki's clash for the WBO World Cruiserweight championship.
Dorticos vs Tabiti stats
Yuniel Dorticos stepped into the ring with a record of 23 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 21 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Andrew Tabiti made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 17 wins and 0 draws, with 13 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Dorticos had advantage in power over Tabiti, with a 91% knock out percentage over Tabiti's 76%.
Yuniel Dorticos was the older man by 4 years, at 35 years old.
Dorticos had a height advantage of 2 inches over Tabiti. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Both Yuniel Dorticos & Andrew Tabiti fought out of an orthodox stance.
Dorticos was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 7 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 3 years and 11 months earlier than Tabiti, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 21 more professional rounds, 107 to Tabiti's 86.
Yuniel Dorticos went into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBA, 3 by the WBC, 3 by the WBO and 3 by the IBF at cruiserweight.
Andrew Tabiti was ranked number 2 by the WBA, 2 by the WBC, 6 by the WBO and 1 by the IBF in the 200lb division.
Dorticos vs Tabiti form
Dorticos 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 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 beat 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 won against 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.
Tabiti had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Ruslan Fayfer on 13th October 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Ekaterinburg Expo, Ekaterinburg, Russia.
Previous to that, he had beat Lateef Kayode on 11th May 2018 by knockout in the 6th round at Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall, Nevada, United States.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Steve Cunningham on 26th August 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had won against Quantis Graves on 24th February 2017 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Pechanga Resort & Casino, California.
Hehad defeated Keith Tapia on 13th May 2016 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall, Las Vegas.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Yuniel Dorticos had been fighting more than Andrew Tabiti.
Going to this contest, Yuniel Dorticos had last fought 1 year, 10 months and 26 days ago, while Andrew Tabiti's last outing had been 2 years, 6 months and 28 days ago.
Dorticos' last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 11 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 46 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.2 rounds on average.
Tabiti's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 11 months and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 44 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.8 rounds on average.
What time did Dorticos vs Tabiti start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 8:00 PM UTC at Arena Riga, Riga, Latvia, which was 4:00 PM EST or 1:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 9:00 PM BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Dorticos vs Tabiti?
Yuniel Dorticos was a 3/5 (-166) favourite going into the contest, while Andrew Tabiti made his way into the ring at 133/100 (+133) with oddsmakers.