Saryarka Velodrome, Astana, Kazakhstan
Tape rankings @ Super Welterweight
Who won Islam vs Cook?
Kanat Islam beat Brandon Cook by technical knockout in the 9th round on Saturday 9th September 2017 at Saryarka Velodrome in Astana.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 154 pounds (11 stone or 69.8 KG).
Islam vs Cook stats
Kanat Islam stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 24 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Brandon Cook made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 18 wins and 0 draws.
The stats suggested that Islam and Cook have similar power, both with a 0% knock out percentage.
Kanat Islam was the older man by 2 years, at 37 years old.
Both Kanat Islam & Brandon Cook fought out of an orthodox stance.
Islam was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 6 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 1 year and 7 months later than Cook, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 33 more professional rounds, 126 to Cook's 93.
Kanat Islam went into the fight ranked number 2 by the WBA, 7 by the WBO and 3 by the IBF at super welterweight.
Brandon Cook was ranked number 5 by the WBA, 13 by the WBO and 5 by the IBF in the 154lb division.
Islam's last 4 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 6 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 37 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.3 rounds on average.
What time did Islam vs Cook start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM UTC at Saryarka Velodrome, Astana, Kazakhstan, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 10:00 PM BST in the UK.
What were the odds on Islam vs Cook?
Kanat Islam was a 3/10 (-333) favourite going into the contest, while Brandon Cook made his way into the ring at 5/2 (+250) with oddsmakers.