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Who won Flanagan vs Petrov?
Terry Flanagan beat Petr Petrov by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 8th April 2017 at Manchester Arena in Manchester.
The scorecards were announced as 116-112, 120-108, 118-110 in favor of winner Terry Flanagan.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
This contest was for the WBO lightweight championship of the world.
Flanagan vs Petrov stats
Terry Flanagan stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 32 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Petr Petrov made his way to the ring with a record of 38 wins, 4 loses and 2 draws, with 19 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Petrov had a slight advantage in power over Flanagan, with a 50% knock out percentage over Flanagan's 41%.
Terry Flanagan was the younger man by 6 years, at 32 years old.
Flanagan had a height advantage of 4 inches over Petrov. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Terry Flanagan fought out of the southpaw stance, while Petr Petrov was an orthodox fighter.
Flanagan was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 12 less fights, and made his debut in 2009, 8 year and 2 months later than Petrov, whose first professional fight was in 2000. He had fought 54 less professional rounds, 219 to Petrov's 273.
Petr Petrov was ranked number 1 by the WBA and 2 by the WBO in the 135lb division.
Flanagan vs Petrov form
Flanagan had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Regis Prograis on 27th October 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Lightweight championship fight at Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Maurice Hooker on 9th June 2018 by split decision in their WBO World Junior Welterweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had won against Petr Petrov on 8th April 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Lightweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
Before that, he had beat Orlando Cruz on 26th November 2016 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their WBO World Lightweight championship fight at Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff.
He had defeated Mzonke Fana on 16th July 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Lightweight championship fight at Ice Arena Wales, Cardiff.
Petrov had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Michael Perez on 30th September 2016 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Marvin Quintero on 6th May 2016 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Toshiba Plaza, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Gamaliel Diaz on 3rd April 2015 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Omega Products International, Corona.
Before that, he had beat Fernando Carcamo on 23rd May 2014 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona.
Hehad won against Chris Rudd on 28th March 2014 by technical knockout in the 4th round at 4 Bears Casino & Lodge, New Town.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Terry Flanagan had been fighting more than Petr Petrov.
Going to this contest, Terry Flanagan had last fought 2 years, 7 months and 26 days ago, while Petr Petrov's last outing had been 4 years, 8 months and 23 days ago.
Flanagan's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 11 months and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 56 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11.2 rounds on average.
Petrov's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 2 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 5 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 34 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.8 rounds on average.
What time did Flanagan vs Petrov start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM BST at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom, which was 6:00 PM EST or 3:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Flanagan vs Petrov?
Flanagan vs Petrov was broadcast on BoxNation in the UK.
What were the odds on Flanagan vs Petrov?
Terry Flanagan was a 7/50 (-714) favourite going into the contest, while Petr Petrov made his way into the ring at 89/20 (+445) with oddsmakers.