Veltins Arena, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Klitschko vs Chagaev?
Wladimir Klitschko beat Ruslan Chagaev by technical knockout in the 9th round on Saturday 20th June 2009 at Veltins Arena in Nordrhein-Westfalen.
The scorecards were announced as 88-82, 89-81, 90-79 in favor of winner Wladimir Klitschko.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
This contest was for the unified heavyweight championship of the world, with the IBF & The Ring belts on the line.
Klitschko vs Chagaev stats
Wladimir Klitschko stepped into the ring with a record of 52 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 45 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Ruslan Chagaev made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 25 wins and 1 draw, with 17 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Klitschko had advantage in power over Chagaev, with a 87% knock out percentage over Chagaev's 68%.
Wladimir Klitschko was the older man by 3 years, at 46 years old.
Klitschko had a height advantage of 5 inches over Chagaev. That also extended to a 7-inch reach advantage.
Wladimir Klitschko fought out of the orthodox stance, while Ruslan Chagaev was a southpaw.
Klitschko was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 29 more fights, and made his debut in 1996, 9 months earlier than Chagaev, whose first professional fight was in 1997. He had fought 147 more professional rounds, 369 to Chagaev's 222.
Klitschko's last 2 fights had come over a period of 13 years, 3 months and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 years, 7 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 21 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.5 rounds on average.
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