Van Heerden vs Kozaev Info
Chris van Heerden beat Aslanbek Kozaev by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest on Saturday 17th August 2019 at Banc of California Stadium in California.
The scorecards were announced as 78-74, 79-73, 79-73 in favor of winner Chris van Heerden.
The fight took place over rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 147 pounds (10.5 stone or 66.7 KG).
Van Heerden vs Kozaev stats
Chris van Heerden stepped into the ring with a record of 27 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Aslanbek Kozaev made his way to the ring with a record of 33 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, with 8 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Heerden had advantage in power over Kozaev, with a 44% knock out percentage over Kozaev's 24%.
Chris van Heerden was the older man by 1 year, at 33 years old.
Chris van Heerden fought out of the southpaw stance, while Aslanbek Kozaev was an orthodox fighter.
Heerden was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 6 less fights, and made his debut in 2006, 1 year and 6 months earlier than Kozaev, who’s first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 48 less professional rounds, 233 to Kozaev's 281.
Van Heerden vs Kozaev form
Chris van Heerden had beaten 3 of his last 4 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Mahonri Montes on 23rd March 2019 by technical decision in their 6 round contest at The Hangar, California, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Sacky Shikukutu on 22nd October 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Emperors Palace, Gauteng, South Africa.
Going into that contest, he had won against Steve Claggett on 16th April 2016 by majority decision in their 10 round contest at Downtown Las Vegas Event Center, Nevada, United States.
Before that, he had been beaten by Errol Spence Jr on 11th September 2015 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Ricoh Coliseum, Toronto, Canada.
What time did Van Heerden vs Kozaev start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 1:00 am UTC at Banc of California Stadium, California, United States, which was 9:00 pm EST or 6:00 pm PST on the West Coast of America, or 2:00 am BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Van Heerden vs Kozaev?
Van Heerden vs Kozaev was broadcast on ESPN in the US.