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Who won Kownacki vs Martin?
Adam Kownacki beat Charles Martin by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 8th September 2018 at Barclays Center in New York.
The scorecards were announced as 96-94, 96-94, 96-94 in favor of winner Adam Kownacki.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
This fight appeared on the undercard of Danny Garcia losing to Shawn Porter for the WBC World Welterweight championship. Also, on the undercard Yordenis Ugas defeated Cesar Miguel Barrionuevo.
Kownacki vs Martin stats
Back in September 2018, Adam Kownacki stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 17 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 14 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Charles Martin made his way to the ring with a record of 25 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, with 23 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Martin had a slight advantage in power over Kownacki, with a 92% knock out percentage over Kownacki's 82%.
Adam Kownacki was the younger man by 3 years, at 29 years old.
Martin had a height advantage of 2 inches over Kownacki. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Adam Kownacki fought out of the orthodox stance, while Charles Martin was a southpaw.
Kownacki was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 10 less fights, and made his debut in 2009, 2 years and 11 months earlier than Martin, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 9 less professional rounds, 116 to Martin's 125.
Adam Kownacki went into the fight ranked number 10 by the WBC and 12 by the IBF at heavyweight.
Charles Martin was ranked number 9 by the WBC in the 201lb division.
Kownacki vs Martin form
Adam Kownacki had stopped all of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Iago Kiladze on 20th January 2018 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Barclays Center, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Artur Szpilka on 15th July 2017 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale.
Going into that contest, he had beat Artur Szpilka on 15th July 2017 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Nassau Coliseum, New York.
Before that, he had won against Joshua Tufte on 14th January 2017 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Barclays Center, New York.
He had beat Jesse Barboza on 25th June 2016 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Barclays Center, New York.
Charles Martin had stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Anthony Joshua on 9th April 2016 by knockout in the 2nd round in their IBF World Heavyweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Vyacheslav Glazkov on 16th January 2016 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their IBF World Heavyweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York, United States.
Going into that contest, he had won against Vicente Sandez on 26th September 2015 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Legacy Arena, Birmingham.
Before that, he had defeated Tom Dallas on 25th April 2015 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Madison Square Garden, New York.
He had beat Raphael Zumbano Love on 28th February 2015 by knockout in the 10th round at Celebrity Theater, Phoenix.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Adam Kownacki had been fighting more than Charles Martin.
Going to this contest, Adam Kownacki had last fought 7 months and 19 days ago, while Charles Martin's last outing had been 2 years, 4 months and 30 days ago.
Kownacki's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.8 rounds on average.
Martin's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.8 rounds on average.
What time did Kownacki vs Martin start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 8:30 PM EST / 5:30 PM PST at Barclays Center, New York, United States, which was around 1:30 AM BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Kownacki vs Martin?
Adam Kownacki was a 7/20 (-290) favourite going into the contest, while Charles Martin made his way into the ring at 177/50 (+350) with oddsmakers.