VS
Dec 07 2019
Saturday

Diriyah Arena, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia

12 round contest @ Heavyweight
35-2-0
SD 12

Score cards

  • 113-115
  • 114-114
  • 115-113
SD 12
18-1-0

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The tape

40
Age
31
6' 2" / 188 cm
Height
6' 2" / 188 cm
75.2" / 191 cm
Reach
79.5" / 202 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

UDTKOKOUDUD
Form
UDTKOTKOTKOKO
35
Wins
18
24
By KO
12
69
KO%
67
2
Loses
1
0
Draws
0
2005
Debut
2013

Tape rankings @ Heavyweight

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The Ring
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6
WBA
7
6
WBC
14
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WBO
8
10
IBF
7

Alexander Povetkin vs Michael Hunter report


Who won Povetkin vs Hunter?

Alexander Povetkin drew with Michael Hunter by split decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday, December 7th, 2019, at Diriyah Arena, Diriyah.

The scorecards were announced as 115-113, 114-114, 115-113, meaning it was a split decision.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.

This fight appeared on the undercard of Andy Ruiz Jr losing to Anthony Joshua for the IBF World Heavyweight, WBA Super World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship. Also on the undercard Mahammadrasul Majidov beat Tom Little, Filip Hrgovic defeated Eric Molina, and Dillian Whyte was victorious over Mariusz Wach.

Povetkin vs Hunter stats

Back in December 2019, Alexander Povetkin stepped into the ring with a record of 35 wins, 2 losses, and 0 draws, 24 of those wins coming by way of knockout.

Michael Hunter made his way to the ring with a record of 18 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 12 of those wins by knockout.

The stats suggested Povetkin had a slight advantage in power over Hunter, with a 69% knockout percentage compared to Hunter's 67%.

Alexander Povetkin was the older man by 9 years, at 40 years old.

Hunter had a 5-inch reach advantage.

Both Alexander Povetkin and Michael Hunter fought out of an orthodox stance.

Povetkin was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 18 more fights, and made his debut in 2005, 7 years and 8 months earlier than Hunter, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 110 more professional rounds, totaling 264 compared to Hunter's 154.

Alexander Povetkin went into the fight ranked number 6 by the WBA, 6 by the WBC, and 10 by the IBF at heavyweight.

Michael Hunter was ranked number 7 by the WBA, 14 by the WBC, 8 by the WBO, and 7 by the IBF in the Heavyweight division.

Povetkin vs Hunter form

Povetkin had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Hughie Fury on August 31, 2019, by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Prior to that, he had been beaten by Anthony Joshua on September 22, 2018, by technical knockout in the 7th round in their IBF World Heavyweight, WBA Super World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Wembley Stadium, London.

Going into that contest, he had won against David Price on March 31, 2018, by knockout in the 5th round at Principality Stadium, Wales.

Before that, he had beaten Christian Hammer on December 15, 2017, by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at DIVS, Ekaterinburg, Russia.

He had defeated Andriy Rudenko on July 1, 2017, by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Luzhniki, Moscow.

Hunter had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Sergey Kuzmin on September 13, 2019, by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.

Prior to that, he had won against Fabio Maldonado on May 25, 2019, by technical knockout in the 2nd round at MGM National Harbor, Maryland.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Alexander Ustinov on November 24, 2018, by technical knockout in the 9th round at Casino de Monte Carlo Salle Medecin, Monte Carlo, Monaco.

Before that, he had beaten Martin Bakole Ilunga on October 13, 2018, by technical knockout in the 10th round at York Hall, London, United Kingdom.

He had lost to Oleksandr Usyk on April 8, 2017, by unanimous decision in their WBO World Cruiserweight championship fight at MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, United States.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Alexander Povetkin had been fighting more than Michael Hunter.

Going into this contest, Alexander Povetkin had last fought 3 months and 6 days ago, while Michael Hunter's last outing had been 2 months and 24 days ago.

Povetkin's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 6 days, which means he had been fighting approximately every 5 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.6 rounds on average.

Hunter's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 45 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9 rounds on average.

What time did Povetkin vs Hunter start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 7:45 PM UTC at Diriyah Arena, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, which was 2:45 PM EST or 11:45 AM PST on the West Coast of America, or 7:45 PM GMT in the UK.

Who broadcast Povetkin vs Hunter?

Povetkin vs Hunter was broadcast on Sky Box Office HD in the UK, while the fight was broadcast in the United States by DAZN.

What were the odds on Povetkin vs Hunter?

Alexander Povetkin was a 169/100 (+170) underdog going into the contest, while Michael Hunter made his way into the ring at 12/25 (-210) with oddsmakers.

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