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Who won Hunter vs Ustinov?
Michael Hunter beat Alexander Ustinov by technical knockout in the 9th round on Saturday 24th November 2018 at Casino de Monte Carlo Salle Medecin in Monte Carlo.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
This fight appeared on the undercard of Denis Lebedev beating Mike Wilson. Also, on the undercard Kal Yafai beat Israel Gonzalez for the WBA World Super Flyweight belt and Frank Buglioni was overcome by Fanlong Meng.
Hunter vs Ustinov stats
Back in November 2018, Michael Hunter stepped into the ring with a record of 15 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Alexander Ustinov made his way to the ring with a record of 34 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 25 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Ustinov had a slight advantage in power over Hunter, with a 74% knock out percentage over Hunter's 67%.
Michael Hunter was the younger man by 12 years, at 30 years old.
Ustinov had a height advantage of 6 inches over Hunter.
Both Michael Hunter & Alexander Ustinov fought out of an orthodox stance.
Hunter was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 20 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 7 year and 9 months later than Ustinov, whose first professional fight was in 2005. He had fought 56 less professional rounds, 137 to Ustinov's 193.
Hunter vs Ustinov form
Hunter 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 Martin Bakole Ilunga on 13th October 2018 by technical knockout in the 10th round at York Hall, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, 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.
Going into that contest, he had beat Isiah Thomas on 13th May 2016 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had won against Phil Williams on 27th February 2016 by knockout in the 1st round at Honda Center, Anaheim.
He had beat Jason Douglas on 13th October 2015 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Little Creek Casino Resort, Shelton.
Ustinov 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 lost to Manuel Charr on 25th November 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Heavyweight championship fight at Oberhausen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.
Previous to that, he had defeated Konstantin Airich on 12th December 2015 by knockout in the 5th round at VTB Arena, Moscow, Russia.
Going into that contest, he had won against Maurice Harris on 10th October 2015 by knockout in the 1st round at El Poliedro, Caracas, Venezuela.
Before that, he had defeated Travis Walker on 11th July 2015 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Velodrome, Manchester, United Kingdom.
He had beat Chauncy Welliver on 11th December 2014 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Dynamo Palace of Sports in Krylatskoye, Moscow, Russia.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Michael Hunter had been fighting more than Alexander Ustinov.
Going to this contest, Michael Hunter had last fought 1 month and 11 days ago, while Alexander Ustinov's last outing had been 11 months and 30 days ago.
Hunter's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 37 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.4 rounds on average.
Ustinov's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 28 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.6 rounds on average.
What time did Hunter vs Ustinov start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM UTC at Casino de Monte Carlo Salle Medecin, Monte Carlo, Monaco, which was 4:00 PM EST or 1:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 9:00 PM GMT in the UK.
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What were the odds on Hunter vs Ustinov?
Michael Hunter was a 3/20 (-670) favourite going into the contest, while Alexander Ustinov made his way into the ring at 91/20 (+460) with oddsmakers.