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Who won Eubank Jr vs Awdijan?
Chris Eubank Jr beat Wanik Awdijan by technical knockout in the 5th round on Saturday 16th October 2021 at Newcastle Arena in Tyne and Wear.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Chris Eubank Jr.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 160 pounds (11.4 stone or 72.6 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Hughie Fury beating Christian Hammer. Also, on the undercard Savannah Marshall beat Lolita Muzeya.
Eubank Jr vs Awdijan stats
Chris Eubank Jr stepped into the ring with a record of 30 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 22 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Wanik Awdijan made his way to the ring with a record of 28 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Eubank Jr had a massive power advantage over Awdijan, boosting at 73% knock out percentage over Awdijan's 39%.
Chris Eubank Jr was the older man by 6 years, at 32 years old.
Awdijan had a height advantage of 3 inches over Eubank Jr.
Both Chris Eubank Jr & Wanik Awdijan fought out of an orthodox stance.
Eubank Jr was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 11 months earlier than Awdijan, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 52 more professional rounds, 201 to Awdijan's 149.
Chris Eubank Jr went into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBA and 3 by the WBC at middleweight.
Eubank Jr vs Awdijan form
Eubank Jr had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Marcus Morrison on 1st May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Matt Korobov on 7th December 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their WBA Interim World Middleweight and WBA World Middleweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat James DeGale on 23rd February 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had won against JJ McDonagh on 28th September 2018 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
He had been beaten by George Groves on 17th February 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Super Middleweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Eubank Jr's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 39 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.8 rounds on average.
What time did Eubank Jr vs Awdijan start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 8:30 PM BST at Newcastle Arena, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom, which was 3:30 PM EST or 12:30 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Eubank Jr vs Awdijan?
Eubank Jr vs Awdijan was broadcast on Sky Sports Arena in the UK.
What were the odds on Eubank Jr vs Awdijan?
Chris Eubank Jr was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Wanik Awdijan made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.