Barclays Center, New York, United States
Tape rankings @ Middleweight
Who won Khytrov vs Aleem?
Immanuwel Aleem beat Ievgen Khytrov by technical knockout in the 6th round on Saturday 14th January 2017 at Barclays Center in New York.
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).
The undercard featured the clash of Gill vs Tinoco.
Khytrov vs Aleem stats
Ievgen Khytrov stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 14 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Immanuwel Aleem made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 16 wins and 1 draw, with 9 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Khytrov had a large advantage in power over Aleem, boosting at 86% knock out percentage over Aleem's 56%.
Ievgen Khytrov was the older man by 5 years, at 33 years old.
Khytrov had a height advantage of 2 inches over Aleem. Despite this, Aleem had 7-inch reach advantage.
Both Ievgen Khytrov & Immanuwel Aleem fought out of an orthodox stance.
Khytrov was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 3 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 1 year and 5 months later than Aleem, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 33 less professional rounds, 87 to Aleem's 120.
Ievgen Khytrov went into the fight ranked number 15 by the WBA, 2 by the WBC, 8 by the WBO and 9 by the IBF at middleweight.
Khytrov vs Aleem form
Khytrov had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Paul Mendez on 21st July 2016 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Kenneth McNeil on 5th March 2016 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Sands Bethlehem Event Center, Bethlehem.
Going into that contest, he had won against Josh Luteran on 31st October 2015 by knockout in the 2nd round at Circus, Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine.
Before that, he had beat Nick Brinson on 7th August 2015 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Bally's Atlantic City, Atlantic City, United States.
He had defeated Aaron Coley on 10th April 2015 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Aviator Sports Complex, Brooklyn.
Khytrov's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 6 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 37 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.4 rounds on average.
What time did Khytrov vs Aleem start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Barclays Center, New York, United States, which was around 4:00 AM GMT in the UK.
What were the odds on Khytrov vs Aleem?
Ievgen Khytrov was a 7/50 (-714) favourite going into the contest, while Immanuwel Aleem made his way into the ring at 4/1 (+400) with oddsmakers.