Tape rankings @ Super Middleweight
Who won Melikuziev vs Fitch?
Bektemir Melikuziev beat Morgan Fitch by knockout in the 3rd round on Saturday 13th February 2021 at Fantasy Springs Casino in California.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 8 rounds in the Super Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 168 pounds (12 stone or 76.2 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz beating Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov for the IBF World Junior Lightweight championship. Also, on the undercard Patrick Teixeira lost to Brian Carlos Castano for the WBO World Junior Middleweight belt and Ronny Rios defeated Oscar Negrete.
Melikuziev vs Fitch stats
Bektemir Melikuziev stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 6 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Morgan Fitch made his way to the ring with a record of 19 wins, 4 loses and 1 draw, with 8 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Melikuziev had a massive power advantage over Fitch, boosting at 83% knock out percentage over Fitch's 42%.
Bektemir Melikuziev was the younger man by 13 years, at 24 years old.
Fitch had a height advantage of 3 inches over Melikuziev.
Bektemir Melikuziev fought out of the southpaw stance, while Morgan Fitch was an orthodox fighter.
Melikuziev was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 18 less fights, and made his debut in 2019, 9 year later than Fitch, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 96 less professional rounds, 23 to Fitch's 119.
Melikuziev's last 4 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 3 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.5 rounds on average.
What time did Melikuziev vs Fitch start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 7:00 PM EST / 4:00 PM PST at Fantasy Springs Casino, California, United States, which was around 12:00 AM GMT in the UK.
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What were the odds on Melikuziev vs Fitch?
Bektemir Melikuziev was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Morgan Fitch made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.