Irina Viner Gymnastics Palace, Moscow, Russia
Tape rankings @ Cruiserweight
Aleksei Papin vs Damir Beljo report
Who won Papin vs Beljo?
Aleksei Papin beat Damir Beljo by technical knockout in the 2nd round on Saturday 29th October 2022 at Irina Viner Gymnastics Palace in Moscow.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Cruiserweight division, which meant the weight limit was 200 pounds (14.3 stone or 90.7 KG).
Papin vs Beljo stats
Aleksei Papin stepped into the ring with a record of 14 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Damir Beljo made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 22 wins and 0 draws, with 18 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Papin had advantage in power over Beljo, with a 93% knock out percentage over Beljo's 82%.
Aleksei Papin was the younger man by 3 years, at 35 years old.
Beljo had a height advantage of 1 inch over Papin.
Both Aleksei Papin & Damir Beljo fought out of an orthodox stance.
Papin was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 7 less fights, and made his debut in 2015, 3 year later than Beljo, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 8 less professional rounds, 61 to Beljo's 69.
Aleksei Papin went into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBC at cruiserweight.
Papin vs Beljo form
Aleksei Papin had stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Dilan Prasovic on 27th May 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round in Russia.
Previous to that, he had won against Vaclav Pejsar on 2nd April 2021 by technical knockout in the 1st round.
Going into that contest, he had beat Ruslan Fayfer on 22nd August 2020 by knockout in the 5th round in their WBC World Cruiserweight eliminator fight at WoW Arena, Krasnaya Polyana.
Before that, he had defeated Ruslan Fayfer on 22nd August 2020 by technical knockout in the 6th round.
He had been beaten by Ilunga Makabu on 24th August 2019 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at Traktor Sport Palace, Chelyabinsk.
Papin's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 26 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.2 rounds on average.
What time did Papin vs Beljo start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 7:00 PM UTC at Irina Viner Gymnastics Palace, Moscow, Russia, which was 3:00 PM EST or 12:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 8:00 PM BST in the UK.
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