Fayfer vs Papin Info
Aleksei Papin beat Ruslan Fayfer by knockout in the 5th round on Saturday 22nd August 2020 at WoW Arena in Krasnaya Polyana.
The fight took place over 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 WBC cruiserweight championship of the world.
Fayfer vs Papin stats
Ruslan Fayfer stepped into the ring with a record of 25 wins, 1 loss and draws, 16 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Aleksei Papin made his way to the ring with a record of 11 wins, 1 loss and draws, with 10 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Papin had a large advantage in power over Fayfer, boosting at 91% knock out percentage over Fayfer's 64%.
Ruslan Fayfer was the younger man by 3 years, at 29 years old.
Papin had a height advantage of 1 inch over Fayfer.
Both Ruslan Fayfer & Aleksei Papin fought out of an orthodox stance.
Fayfer was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 14 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 2 years and 2 months earlier than Papin, who’s first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 78 more professional rounds, 128 to Papin's 50.
Ruslan Fayfer went into the fight ranked number 5 by the WBC, 6 by the WBO and 1 by the IBF in the 200lb division.
Aleksei Papin was ranked number 4 by the WBC in the 200lb division.
Fayfer vs Papin form
Fayfer 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 beat Yury Kashinsky on 30th November 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Maykop, Russia.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Andrew Tabiti on 13th October 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Ekaterinburg Expo, Ekaterinburg.
Going into that contest, he had beat Emmanuel Danso on 9th June 2018 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Olimp, Krasnodar.
Before that, he had won against Isaac Paa Kwesi Ankrah on 3rd November 2017 by knockout in the 2nd round at Trade Union Sport Palace Nagorny, Nizhny Novgorod (Gorky).
He had beat Junior Anthony Wright on 18th August 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Usadba Familiya, Plastunovskaya.
Papin had lost to all of his last 1 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Ilunga Makabu on 24th August 2019 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at Traktor Sport Palace, Chelyabinsk, Russia.
Fayfer's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years 3 months and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.4 rounds on average.
Papin's last 1 fights had come over a period of , meaning he had been fighting on average every . In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 12 rounds on average.
What time did Fayfer vs Papin start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 8:00 pm UTC at WoW Arena, Krasnaya Polyana, Russia, 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.