Hunter vs Kuzmin Info
Michael Hunter beat Sergey Kuzmin by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Friday 13th September 2019 at Madison Square Garden in New York.
The scorecards were announced as 117-110, 117-110, 117-110 in favor of winner Michael Hunter.
The fight took place over rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Hunter vs Kuzmin stats
Michael Hunter stepped into the ring with a record of 17 wins, 1 loss and draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Sergey Kuzmin made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 15 wins and draws, with 11 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Kuzmin had a slight advantage in power over Hunter, with a 73% knock out percentage over Hunter's 71%.
Michael Hunter was the younger man by 1 year, at 32 years old.
Kuzmin had a height advantage of 2 inches over Hunter. Despite this, he had 4-inch reach advantage.
Both Michael Hunter & Sergey Kuzmin fought out of an orthodox stance.
Hunter was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 1 year and 8 months earlier than Kuzmin, who’s first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 34 more professional rounds, 119 to Kuzmin's 85.
Michael Hunter went into the fight ranked number 9 by the WBA, 14 by the WBC, 12 by the WBO and 10 by the IBF in the heavyweight division.
Sergey Kuzmin was ranked number 5 by the WBA and 7 by the IBF in the heavyweight division.
Hunter vs Kuzmin form
Hunter 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 defeated Sergey Kuzmin on 13th September 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Fabio Maldonado on 25th May 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at MGM National Harbor, Maryland.
Going into that contest, he had beat Alexander Ustinov on 24th November 2018 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Casino de Monte Carlo Salle Medecin, Monte Carlo, Monaco.
Before that, he had won against Martin Bakole Ilunga on 13th October 2018 by technical knockout in the 10th round at York Hall, London, United Kingdom.
He had been beaten by Oleksandr Usyk on 8th April 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Cruiserweight championship fight at MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, United States.
Kuzmin 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 beat Joey Dawejko on 9th March 2019 by majority decision in their 10 round contest at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat David Price on 22nd September 2018 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Wembley Stadium, London, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Jeremiah Karpency on 21st April 2018 by knockout in the 6th round at Kings Theatre, New York, United States.
Before that, he had defeated Amir Mansour on 27th November 2017 by knockout at Luzhniki, Moscow, Russia.
He had won against Malcolm Tann on 23rd June 2017 by knockout in the 4th round at DoubleTree Hotel, California, United States.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Sergey Kuzmin had been fighting more than Michael Hunter.
Going to this contest, Michael Hunter had last fought 1 year and 7 days ago, while Sergey Kuzmin's last outing had been 1 year 6 months and 11 days ago.
Hunter's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years 5 months and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 45 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9 rounds on average.
Kuzmin's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year 8 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 36 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.2 rounds on average.
What time did Hunter vs Kuzmin start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 pm EST / 7:00 pm PST at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States, which was around 3:00 am BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Hunter vs Kuzmin?
Hunter vs Kuzmin was broadcast on DAZN in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by Sky Sports Action.