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When is Kholmatov vs Ford?
Otabek Kholmatov could face Raymond Ford in Summer 2024 in the United States.
The fight would be contested over 12 rounds in the Featherweight division, which means the weight limit would be 126 pounds (9 stone or 57.1 KG).
The contest would be for the vacant WBA featherweight championship of the world.
Kholmatov vs Ford stats
Otabek Kholmatov would step into the ring with an undefeated record of 11 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Raymond Ford would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 14 wins and 1 draw, with 7 of those by knock out.
The stats suggest Kholmatov would have a massive power advantage over Ford, boosting at 91% knock out percentage over Ford's 50%.
Otabek Kholmatov is the older man by 1 year, at 25 years old.
Otabek Kholmatov fights out of the orthodox stance, while Raymond Ford is a southpaw.
Kholmatov is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 4 less fights, and made his debut in 2021, 2 year and 3 months later than Ford, whose first professional fight was in 2019. He has fought 50 less professional rounds, 39 to Ford's 89.
Otabek Kholmatov goes into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBA, 7 by the WBC, 13 by the WBO and 14 by the IBF at featherweight.
Raymond Ford is currently ranked number 2 by the WBA, 10 by the WBC, 9 by the WBO and 4 by the IBF in the 126lb division.
Kholmatov vs Ford form
Kholmatov remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he beat Thomas Patrick Ward on 4th March 2023 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Newcastle Arena, Newcastle, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat Andranik Grigoryan on 26th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Featherweight eliminator fight at Caribe Royale Orlando, Florida, United States.
Going into that contest, he had won against Adrian Morel Solis on 21st December 2021 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Hotel Catalonia Malecon Center, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Before that, he had beat Juan Carlos Pena on 4th December 2021 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Discoteca High Caribbean, Sosua.
He had defeated Estevin Herrera on 10th November 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at Hostal Camping Yolimar, Santiago de Tolu, Colombia.
Ford remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he won against Jessie Magdaleno on 8th April 2023 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Boeing Center at Tech Port, San Antonio, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Sakaria Lukas on 12th November 2022 by knockout in the 8th round at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Richard Medina on 25th June 2022 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Tech Port Arena, Texas.
Before that, he had beat Edward Vazquez on 5th February 2022 by split decision in their 10 round contest at Footprint Center, Phoenix.
He had won against Felix Caraballo on 27th November 2021 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Madison Square Garden Theater, New York.
In terms of recent activity, Raymond Ford has been fighting more than Otabek Kholmatov.
Otabek Kholmatov last fought 1 year, 2 months and 7 days ago, while Raymond Ford's last outing was 1 year, 1 month and 3 days ago.
Kholmatov's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 1 day, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 26 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5.2 rounds on average.
Ford's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 14 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.6 rounds on average.
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