Goulamirian vs Merhy Info
Arsen Goulamirian beat Ryad Merhy by technical knockout in the 11th round on Saturday 24th March 2018 at Palais des Sports in Bouches-du-Rhône.
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 vacant WBA cruiserweight championship of the world.
Goulamirian vs Merhy stats
Arsen Goulamirian stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 22 wins, zero loses and draws.
Ryad Merhy made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 24 wins and draws.
The stats suggested that Goulamirian and Merhy have similar power, both with a 0% knock out percentage.
Arsen Goulamirian was the older man by 5 years, at 32 years old.
Both Arsen Goulamirian & Ryad Merhy fought out of an orthodox stance.
Goulamirian was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 2 less fights, and made his debut in 2011, 2 years and 1 month earlier than Merhy, who’s first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 2 less professional rounds, 142 to Merhy's 144.
Arsen Goulamirian went into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBA in the 200lb division.
Ryad Merhy was ranked number 2 by the WBA in the 200lb division.
Goulamirian vs Merhy form
Goulamirian remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 3 of his last 4 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Hamilton Ventura on 2nd December 2017 by knockout in the 3rd round at La Palestre, Alpes-Maritimes, France.
Previous to that, he had won against Mitch Williams on 1st July 2017 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Casino d'Evian, Haute-Savoie.
Going into that contest, he had beat Alexander Kubich on 22nd April 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Astroballe, Rhône.
Before that, he had defeated Arturs Kulikauskis on 17th December 2016 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Stade de l’Est, Saint-Denis, Réunion.
Goulamirian's last 4 fights had come over a period of 11 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 25 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.3 rounds on average.
Merhy's last 0 fights had come over a period of , meaning he had been fighting on average every . In those fights, he fought a total of rounds, meaning that they had lasted NAN rounds on average.
What time did Goulamirian vs Merhy start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 pm UTC at Palais des Sports, Bouches-du-Rhône, France, which was 5:00 pm EST or 2:00 pm PST on the West Coast of America, or 9:00 pm GMT in the UK.