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When is Merhy vs Tishchenko?
Ryad Merhy could face Evgeny Tishchenko in Summer 2024 in the United States.
The fight would be scheduled for 12 rounds in the Cruiserweight division, which means the weight limit would be 200 pounds (14.3 stone or 90.7 KG).
The contest would be for the vacant WBA cruiserweight championship of the world.
Merhy vs Tishchenko stats
Ryad Merhy would step into the ring with a record of 32 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 26 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Evgeny Tishchenko would make his way to the ring with a record of 12 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 7 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Merhy would have a large advantage in power over Tishchenko, boosting at 81% knock out percentage over Tishchenko's 58%.
Ryad Merhy is the younger man by 1 year, at 31 years old.
Tishchenko has a height advantage of 6 inches over Merhy.
Ryad Merhy fights out of the orthodox stance, while Evgeny Tishchenko is a southpaw.
Merhy is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 21 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 5 years and 1 month earlier than Tishchenko, whose first professional fight was in 2018. He has fought 98 more professional rounds, 177 to Tishchenko's 79.
Merhy vs Tishchenko form
Merhy has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he defeated Tony Yoka on 9th December 2023 by split decision in their 10 round contest at Stade Roland Garros, Paris XVI, France.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Kevin Lerena on 13th May 2023 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Emperors Palace, Kempton Park, South Africa.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Zhaoxin Zhang on 17th July 2021 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their WBA World Cruiserweight championship fight at Bruxelles-Capitale, Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium.
Before that, he had beat Imre Szello on 19th October 2019 by knockout in the 7th round in their WBA Interim World Cruiserweight championship fight at Spiroudome Arena, Hainaut.
He had won against Cesar David Crenz on 4th May 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round at Spiroudome Arena, Hainaut.
Merhy's last 5 fights have come over a period of 5 years, 2 months and 22 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 40 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 8 rounds on average.
Tishchenko's last 3 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 29 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 32 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.7 rounds on average.
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