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Who won Khurtsidze vs Langford?
Avtandil Khurtsidze beat Tommy Langford by technical knockout in the 5th round on Saturday 22nd April 2017 at Leicester Arena in Leicester.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 160 pounds (11.4 stone or 72.6 KG).
This contest was for the WBO middleweight championship of the world.
Khurtsidze vs Langford stats
Back in April 2017, Avtandil Khurtsidze stepped into the ring with a record of 32 wins, 2 loses and 2 draws, 21 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Tommy Langford made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 18 wins and 0 draws, with 6 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Khurtsidze had a massive power advantage over Langford, boosting at 66% knock out percentage over Langford's 33%.
Avtandil Khurtsidze was the older man by 10 years, at 38 years old.
Langford had a height advantage of 8 inches over Khurtsidze.
Both Avtandil Khurtsidze & Tommy Langford fought out of an orthodox stance.
Khurtsidze was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 18 more fights, and made his debut in 2002, 9 years and 10 months earlier than Langford, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 37 more professional rounds, 210 to Langford's 173.
Avtandil Khurtsidze went into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBO at middleweight.
Tommy Langford was ranked number 3 by the WBO in the 160lb division.
Khurtsidze vs Langford form
Avtandil Khurtsidze had stopped all of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Antoine Douglas on 5th March 2016 by technical knockout in the 10th round at Sands Bethlehem Event Center, Bethlehem, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Melvin Betancourt on 7th August 2015 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Bally's Atlantic City, Atlantic City.
Going into that contest, he had beat Phillip Penson on 20th February 2015 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Hilton Westchester, Rye Brook.
Before that, he had won against Eddie Hunter on 30th October 2014 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Florentine Gardens, Hollywood.
He had beat Allen Conyers on 23rd July 2014 by technical knockout in the 1st round at BB King Blues Club & Grill, New York.
Langford had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Sam Sheedy on 26th November 2016 by split decision in their BBBOC British Middleweight championship fight at Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Timo Laine on 16th July 2016 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Ice Arena Wales, Cardiff.
Going into that contest, he had won against Lewis Taylor on 12th March 2016 by unanimous decision in their CBC Commonwealth Middleweight championship fight at Echo Arena, Liverpool.
Before that, he had defeated Robert Swierzbinski on 19th December 2015 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
He had beat Cristian Fabian Rios on 3rd October 2015 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Civic Hall, Wolverhampton.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Tommy Langford had been fighting more than Avtandil Khurtsidze.
Going to this contest, Avtandil Khurtsidze had last fought 1 year, 1 month and 17 days ago, while Tommy Langford's last outing had been 4 months and 27 days ago.
Khurtsidze's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 30 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 21 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.2 rounds on average.
Langford's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 6 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 46 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.2 rounds on average.
What time did Khurtsidze vs Langford start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM BST at Leicester Arena, Leicester, United Kingdom, which was 6:00 PM EST or 3:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Khurtsidze vs Langford?
Khurtsidze vs Langford was broadcast on BoxNation in the UK.
What were the odds on Khurtsidze vs Langford?
Avtandil Khurtsidze was a 2/5 (-250) favourite going into the contest, while Tommy Langford made his way into the ring at 47/25 (+190) with oddsmakers.