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Marco Huck vs Mairis Briedis report
Who won Huck vs Briedis?
Mairis Briedis beat Marco Huck by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 1st April 2017 at Westfalenhalle in Dortmund.
The scorecards were announced as 109-118, 111-116, 110-117 in favor of winner Mairis Briedis.
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 contest was for the WBC cruiserweight championship of the world.
Huck vs Briedis stats
Marco Huck stepped into the ring with a record of 40 wins, 3 loses and 1 draw, 27 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Mairis Briedis made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 21 wins and 0 draws, with 18 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Briedis had advantage in power over Huck, with a 86% knock out percentage over Huck's 68%.
Marco Huck was the same age as Mairis Briedis, at 38 years old.
Huck had a height advantage of 1 inch over Briedis. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Marco Huck & Mairis Briedis fought out of an orthodox stance.
Huck was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 23 more fights, and made his debut in 2004, 4 years and 11 months earlier than Briedis, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 185 more professional rounds, 352 to Briedis' 167.
Marco Huck went into the fight ranked number 2 by the WBA and 2 by the WBC at cruiserweight.
Mairis Briedis was ranked number 1 by the WBC in the 200lb division.
Huck vs Briedis form
Huck had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Dmytro Kucher on 19th November 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Tui Arena, Hannover, Germany.
Previous to that, he had beat Ola Afolabi on 27th February 2016 by technical knockout in the 10th round at Gerry Weber Stadium, Halle.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Krzysztof Glowacki on 14th August 2015 by knockout in the 11th round in their WBO World Cruiserweight championship fight at Prudential Center, Newark, United States.
Before that, he had won against Mirko Larghetti on 30th August 2014 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Cruiserweight championship fight at Gerry Weber Stadium, Halle, Germany.
He had beat Firat Arslan on 25th January 2014 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBO World Cruiserweight championship fight at Hanns-Martin-Schleyer Halle, Stuttgart.
Mairis Briedis had stopped all of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Simon Vallily on 15th October 2016 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Olanrewaju Durodola on 14th May 2016 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Arena Riga, Riga, Latvia.
Going into that contest, he had won against Danie Venter on 21st February 2016 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Arena Riga, Riga.
Before that, he had defeated Laszlo Hubert on 6th November 2015 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Palais, Frankfurt, Germany.
He had beat Manuel Charr on 22nd August 2015 by knockout in the 5th round at Colosseum Sport Hall, Grozny, Russia.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Mairis Briedis had been fighting more than Marco Huck.
Going to this contest, Marco Huck had last fought 6 years, 4 months and 14 days ago, while Mairis Briedis' last outing had been 6 years, 5 months and 18 days ago.
Huck's last 5 fights had come over a period of 9 years, 2 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 10 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 51 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.2 rounds on average.
Briedis' last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 7 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 6 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 21 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.2 rounds on average.
What time did Huck vs Briedis start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM UTC at Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Germany, which was 6:00 PM EST or 3:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 11:00 PM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Huck vs Briedis?
Huck vs Briedis was broadcast on BoxNation in the UK.
What were the odds on Huck vs Briedis?
Marco Huck was a 7/4 (+180) underdog going into the contest, while Mairis Briedis made his way into the ring at 11/25 (-230) with oddsmakers.
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