Baluan Sholak Sports Palace, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Tape rankings @ Middleweight
Who won Islam vs Kautondokwa?
Kanat Islam beat Walter Kautondokwa by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 26th October 2019 at Baluan Sholak Sports Palace in Almaty.
The scorecards were announced as 97-92, 97-92, 99-92 in favor of winner Kanat Islam.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 160 pounds (11.4 stone or 72.6 KG).
Islam vs Kautondokwa stats
Kanat Islam stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 26 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 21 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Walter Kautondokwa made his way to the ring with a record of 18 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 17 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Kautondokwa had advantage in power over Islam, with a 94% knock out percentage over Islam's 81%.
Kanat Islam was the same age as Walter Kautondokwa, at 37 years old.
Both Kanat Islam & Walter Kautondokwa fought out of an orthodox stance.
Islam was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 7 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 11 months earlier than Kautondokwa, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 46 more professional rounds, 126 to Kautondokwa's 80.
Kanat Islam went into the fight ranked number 8 by the WBO at middleweight.
Walter Kautondokwa was ranked number 9 by the WBO in the 160lb division.
Islam's last 2 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 6 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 9 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.5 rounds on average.
What time did Islam vs Kautondokwa start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM UTC at Baluan Sholak Sports Palace, Almaty, 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 Kautondokwa?
Kanat Islam was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Walter Kautondokwa made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.