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Who won McCann vs Baluta?
Dennis McCann drew with Ionut Baluta by technical draw in their 9 round contest on Friday 18th August 2023 at York Hall in London.
The scorecards were announced as , meaning it was a technical draw.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 122 pounds (8.7 stone or 55.3 KG).
The undercard featured the clash of Collins vs Hamza for the BBBOC British Featherweight and CBC Commonwealth Featherweight championship.
McCann vs Baluta stats
Dennis McCann stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 14 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Ionut Baluta made his way to the ring with a record of 16 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws.
Dennis McCann was the younger man by 7 years, at 22 years old.
Baluta had a height advantage of 3 inches over McCann.
Dennis McCann fought out of the southpaw stance, while Ionut Baluta was an orthodox fighter.
McCann was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 6 less fights, and made his debut in 2019, 3 year and 1 month later than Baluta, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 70 less professional rounds, 77 to Baluta's 147.
Dennis McCann went into the fight ranked number 14 by the WBO at super bantamweight.
McCann vs Baluta form
McCann remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Joe Ham on 26th November 2022 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their CBC Commonwealth Super Bantamweight championship fight at O2 Arena, Greenwich, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated James Beech Jnr on 16th July 2022 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Copper Box Arena, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Hackney Wick.
Going into that contest, he had beat Charles Tondo on 19th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Wembley Arena, Wembley.
Before that, he had won against Juan Jose Jurado on 5th December 2021 by points in the 8th round at Copper Box Arena, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Hackney Wick.
He had beat John Chuwa on 14th July 2021 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Royal Albert Hall, Kensington.
Baluta had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Andrew Cain on 25th March 2023 by split decision in their 10 round contest at Telford International Centre, Telford, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Liam Davies on 19th November 2022 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Telford International Centre, Telford.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Brad Foster on 20th May 2022 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at York Hall, London.
Before that, he had lost to Michael Conlan on 30th April 2021 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at York Hall, London.
He had won against David Oliver Joyce on 26th September 2020 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at BT Sport Studio, London.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Dennis McCann had been fighting more than Ionut Baluta.
Going to this contest, Dennis McCann had last fought 8 months and 23 days ago, while Ionut Baluta's last outing had been 4 months and 24 days ago.
McCann's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 1 month and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 34 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.8 rounds on average.
Baluta's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 47 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.4 rounds on average.
What time did McCann vs Baluta start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM BST at York Hall, London, United Kingdom, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast McCann vs Baluta?
McCann vs Baluta was broadcast on TNT Sports in the UK.
What were the odds on McCann vs Baluta?
Dennis McCann was a 1/6 (-590) favourite going into the contest, while Ionut Baluta made his way into the ring at 4/1 (+400) with oddsmakers.
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