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Who won Gassiev vs Wlodarczyk?
Murat Gassiev beat Krzysztof Wlodarczyk by knockout in the 3rd round on Saturday 21st October 2017 at Prudential Center in New Jersey.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Cruiserweight division, which meant the weight limit was 200 pounds (14.3 stone or 90.7 KG).
This was a quarter final of the World Boxing Super Series.
This contest was for the IBF cruiserweight championship of the world.
Gassiev vs Wlodarczyk stats
Back in October 2017, Murat Gassiev stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 24 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Krzysztof Wlodarczyk made his way to the ring with a record of 53 wins, 3 loses and 1 draw.
Murat Gassiev was the younger man by 13 years, at 24 years old.
Gassiev had a height advantage of 3 inches over Wlodarczyk. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Murat Gassiev & Krzysztof Wlodarczyk fought out of an orthodox stance.
Gassiev was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 33 less fights, and made his debut in 2011, 11 year and 3 months later than Wlodarczyk, whose first professional fight was in 2000. He had fought 264 less professional rounds, 140 to Wlodarczyk's 404.
Krzysztof Wlodarczyk was ranked number 3 by the WBA, 2 by the WBC and 1 by the IBF in the 200lb division.
Gassiev vs Wlodarczyk form
Gassiev had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Denis Lebedev on 3rd December 2016 by split decision in their IBF World Cruiserweight championship fight at Khodynka Ice Palace, Moscow, Russia.
Previous to that, he had defeated Jordan Shimmell on 17th May 2016 by knockout in the 1st round at Black Bear Casino, Carlton, United States.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Isiah Thomas on 18th December 2015 by knockout in the 12th round at Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had beat Rodney Moore on 13th June 2015 by knockout in the 2nd round at Florentine Gardens, Hollywood.
He had won against Felix Cora Jr on 17th April 2015 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket.
Wlodarczyk had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Noel ‘Gevor’ Mikaelian on 20th May 2017 by split decision in their 10 round contest at Poland HWS Arena, Poznan, Poland.
Previous to that, he had beat Kai Kurzawa on 28th May 2016 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Poland, Szczecin.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Valery Brudov on 4th March 2016 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Hala Sportowa Zeromskiego 9, Sosnowiec, Poland.
Before that, he had been beaten by Grigory Drozd on 27th September 2014 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Cruiserweight championship fight at Dynamo Palace of Sports in Krylatskoye, Moscow, Russia.
He had won against Giacobbe Fragomeni on 6th December 2013 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBC World Cruiserweight championship fight at UIC Pavilion, Chicago, United States.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Murat Gassiev had been fighting more than Krzysztof Wlodarczyk.
Going to this contest, Murat Gassiev had last fought 10 months and 18 days ago, while Krzysztof Wlodarczyk's last outing had been 5 months and 1 day ago.
Gassiev's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 36 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.2 rounds on average.
Wlodarczyk's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 34 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.8 rounds on average.
What time did Gassiev vs Wlodarczyk start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 4:00 AM BST at Prudential Center, New Jersey, United Kingdom, which was 11:00 PM EST or 8:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Gassiev vs Wlodarczyk?
Gassiev vs Wlodarczyk was broadcast on ITV Box Office Free-to-Air in the UK.
What were the odds on Gassiev vs Wlodarczyk?
Murat Gassiev was a 1/20 (-2000) favourite going into the contest, while Krzysztof Wlodarczyk made his way into the ring at 8/1 (+800) with oddsmakers.