Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Gassiev vs Welch?
Murat Gassiev beat Carlouse Welch by knockout in the 1st round on Friday 26th August 2022 in Belgrade.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Gassiev vs Welch stats
Murat Gassiev stepped into the ring with a record of 28 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 21 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Carlouse Welch made his way to the ring with a record of 21 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, with 18 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Welch had advantage in power over Gassiev, with a 86% knock out percentage over Gassiev's 75%.
Murat Gassiev was the older man by 29 years, at 29 years old.
Gassiev had a height advantage of 3 inches over Welch.
Both Murat Gassiev & Carlouse Welch fought out of an orthodox stance.
Gassiev was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 5 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 6 years earlier than Welch, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 64 more professional rounds, 138 to Welch's 74.
Gassiev vs Welch form
Murat Gassiev had stopped all of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Jordan Shimmell on 17th May 2016 by knockout in the 1st round at Black Bear Casino, Carlton, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Isiah Thomas on 18th December 2015 by knockout in the 12th round at Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Rodney Moore on 13th June 2015 by knockout in the 2nd round at Florentine Gardens, Hollywood.
Before that, he had won against Felix Cora Jr on 17th April 2015 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket.
He had beat Terrance Smith on 23rd January 2015 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Quiet Cannon, Montebello.
Gassiev's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 10 months and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 6 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 28 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.6 rounds on average.
What time did Gassiev vs Welch start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM UTC at Belgrade, Serbia, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 10:00 PM BST in the UK.
What were the odds on Gassiev vs Welch?
Murat Gassiev was a 0/1 (-INF) favourite going into the contest, while Carlouse Welch made his way into the ring at 20/1 (+2000) with oddsmakers.