Gassiev vs Forrest Info
Murat Gassiev will face the challenge of Jerry Forrest in Summer 2020 in the United States.
The fight would be contested over 10 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which means there would be no weight limit.
Gassiev vs Forrest stats
Murat Gassiev would step into the ring with a record of 26 wins and 1 loss, 19 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Jerry Forrest would make his way to the ring with a record of 26 wins and 4 loses, with 20 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Forrest would have a slight advantage in power over Gassiev, with a 77% knock out percentage over Gassiev's 73%.
Murat Gassiev is the younger man by 6 years, at 26 years old.
Gassiev has a height advantage of 3 inches over Forrest.
Murat Gassiev fights out of the orthodox stance, while Jerry Forrest is a southpaw.
Gassiev is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 3 less fights, and made his debut in 2011, 10 months earlier than Forrest, who’s first professional fight was in 2012. He has fought 93 less professional rounds, to Forrest's 93.
Gassiev vs Forrest form
Gassiev has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he lost to Oleksandr Usyk on 21st July 2018 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Cruiserweight, WBA Super World Cruiserweight, WBC World Cruiserweight and WBO World Cruiserweight championship fight at Olimpiyskiy, Moscow, Russia.
Previous to that, he had beat Yuniel Dorticos 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.
Going into that contest, he had won against Krzysztof Wlodarczyk on 21st October 2017 by knockout in the 3rd round in their IBF World Cruiserweight championship fight at Prudential Center, New Jersey, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had beat Denis Lebedev on 3rd December 2016 by split decision in their IBF World Cruiserweight championship fight at Khodynka Ice Palace, Moscow, Russia.
He had defeated Jordan Shimmell on 17th May 2016 by knockout in the 1st round at Black Bear Casino, Carlton, United States.
Forrest has lost to all of his last 2 opponents.
In his last fight, he lost to Carlos Takam on 9th July 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Jermaine Franklin on 12th July 2019 by split decision in their 10 round contest at Emerald Queen Casino, Washington.
Gassiev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years 2 months and 4 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 40 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8 rounds on average.
Forrest's last 2 fights have come over a period of 11 months and 27 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 3 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10 rounds on average.