Baltiska Hallen, Malmo, Sweden
Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Adrian Granat vs Alexander Dimitrenko report
Who won Granat vs Dimitrenko?
Alexander Dimitrenko beat Adrian Granat by knockout in the 1st round on Saturday 18th March 2017 at Baltiska Hallen in Malmo.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Granat vs Dimitrenko stats
Adrian Granat stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 14 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Alexander Dimitrenko made his way to the ring with a record of 39 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 25 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Granat had a large advantage in power over Dimitrenko, boosting at 93% knock out percentage over Dimitrenko's 64%.
Adrian Granat was the younger man by 8 years, at 32 years old.
Granat had a height advantage of 1 inch over Dimitrenko.
Both Adrian Granat & Alexander Dimitrenko fought out of an orthodox stance.
Granat was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 28 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 11 year and 11 months later than Dimitrenko, whose first professional fight was in 2001. He had fought 38 more professional rounds, 38 to Dimitrenko's 0.
Granat vs Dimitrenko form
Dimitrenko 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 lost to Joseph Parker on 1st October 2016 by knockout in the 3rd round at Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau City, New Zealand.
Previous to that, he had won against Drazan Janjanin on 16th January 2016 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Bavaria Filmgelaende, Munich, Germany.
Going into that contest, he had beat Milos Dovedan on 24th October 2015 by knockout in the 2nd round at Schulsporthalle, Munich.
Before that, he had defeated Zoltan Csala on 11th July 2015 by knockout in the 2nd round at GETEC Arena, Magdeburg.
He had won against Patryk Kowoll on 30th May 2015 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Boxsporthalle Braamkamp, Winterhude.
Dimitrenko's last 5 fights had come over a period of 8 years and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 7 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.2 rounds on average.
What time did Granat vs Dimitrenko start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM UTC at Baltiska Hallen, Malmo, Sweden, which was 6:00 PM EST or 3:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 10:00 PM GMT in the UK.
What were the odds on Granat vs Dimitrenko?
Adrian Granat was a 2/25 (-1200) favourite going into the contest, while Alexander Dimitrenko made his way into the ring at 6/1 (+600) with oddsmakers.
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