Boca Raton Hotel & Club, Boca Raton, United States
Tape rankings @ Super Welterweight
Who won Islam vs Gonzalez?
Kanat Islam beat Norberto Gonzalez by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Friday 26th May 2017 at Boca Raton Hotel & Club in Boca Raton.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Kanat Islam.
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 Gonzalez stats
Kanat Islam stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 23 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 19 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Norberto Gonzalez made his way to the ring with a record of 23 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, with 13 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Islam had a large advantage in power over Gonzalez, boosting at 83% knock out percentage over Gonzalez's 57%.
Kanat Islam was the younger man by 3 years, at 37 years old.
Gonzalez had 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Kanat Islam & Norberto Gonzalez fought out of an orthodox stance.
Islam was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 8 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 5 year and 5 months later than Gonzalez, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 72 less professional rounds, 126 to Gonzalez's 198.
Kanat Islam went into the fight ranked number 4 by the WBA, 6 by the WBO and 6 by the IBF at super welterweight.
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 Gonzalez start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Boca Raton Hotel & Club, Boca Raton, United States, which was around 4:00 AM BST in the UK.
What were the odds on Islam vs Gonzalez?
Kanat Islam was a 1/25 (-2499) favourite going into the contest, while Norberto Gonzalez made his way into the ring at 8/1 (+800) with oddsmakers.