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Denis Lebedev vs Murat Gassiev report
Who won Lebedev vs Gassiev?
Murat Gassiev beat Denis Lebedev by split decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 3rd December 2016 at Khodynka Ice Palace in Moscow.
The scorecards were announced as 112-116, 114-113, 111-116 in favor of winner Murat Gassiev.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Cruiserweight division, which meant the weight limit was 200 pounds (14.3 stone or 90.7 KG).
This contest was for the IBF cruiserweight championship of the world.
Lebedev vs Gassiev stats
Denis Lebedev stepped into the ring with a record of 29 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 22 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Murat Gassiev made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 23 wins and 0 draws, with 17 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Lebedev had a slight advantage in power over Gassiev, with a 76% knock out percentage over Gassiev's 74%.
Denis Lebedev was the older man by 14 years, at 43 years old.
Gassiev had a height advantage of 5 inches over Lebedev.
Denis Lebedev fought out of the southpaw stance, while Murat Gassiev was an orthodox fighter.
Lebedev was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 8 more fights, and made his debut in 2001, 10 years and 6 months earlier than Gassiev, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 140 less professional rounds, 0 to Gassiev's 140.
Lebedev vs Gassiev form
Lebedev had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Victor Emilio Ramirez on 21st May 2016 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their IBF World Cruiserweight and WBA Super World Cruiserweight championship fight at Khodynka Ice Palace, Moscow, Russia.
Previous to that, he had beat Lateef Kayode on 4th November 2015 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their WBA World Cruiserweight championship fight at Tatneft Arena, Kazan.
Going into that contest, he had won against Youri Kayembre Kalenga on 10th April 2015 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Cruiserweight championship fight at Luzhniki, Moscow.
Before that, he had beat Pawel Kolodziej on 27th September 2014 by knockout in the 2nd round in their WBA World Cruiserweight championship fight at Dynamo Palace of Sports in Krylatskoye, Moscow.
He had been beaten by Guillermo Jones on 17th May 2013 by knockout in the 11th round in their WBA World Cruiserweight championship fight at Crocus City Hall, Myakinino.
Murat Gassiev had stopped all of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Jordan Shimmell on 17th May 2016 by knockout in the 1st round at Black Bear Casino, Carlton, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Isiah Thomas on 18th December 2015 by knockout in the 12th round at Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Rodney Moore on 13th June 2015 by knockout in the 2nd round at Florentine Gardens, Hollywood.
Before that, he had won against Felix Cora Jr on 17th April 2015 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket.
He had defeated Terrance Smith on 23rd January 2015 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Quiet Cannon, Montebello.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Murat Gassiev had been fighting more than Denis Lebedev.
Going to this contest, Denis Lebedev had last fought 6 years, 10 months and 2 days ago, while Murat Gassiev's last outing had been 6 years, 10 months and 6 days ago.
Lebedev's last 5 fights had come over a period of 9 years, 10 months and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 11 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 35 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7 rounds on average.
Gassiev's last 5 fights had come over a period of 8 years and 2 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 7 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 28 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.6 rounds on average.
What time did Lebedev vs Gassiev start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM UTC at Khodynka Ice Palace, Moscow, Russia, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 10:00 PM GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Lebedev vs Gassiev?
Lebedev vs Gassiev was broadcast on Sky Sports 5 in the UK.
What were the odds on Lebedev vs Gassiev?
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