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Who won Povetkin vs Perez?
Alexander Povetkin beat Mike Perez by technical knockout in the 1st round on Friday 22nd May 2015 at Luzhniki in Moscow.
The fight took place over 1 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Povetkin vs Perez stats
Alexander Povetkin stepped into the ring with a record of 28 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 20 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Mike Perez made his way to the ring with a record of 21 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, with 13 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Povetkin had a slight advantage in power over Perez, with a 71% knock out percentage over Perez's 62%.
Alexander Povetkin was the older man by 6 years, at 41 years old.
Povetkin had a height advantage of 1 inch over Perez.
Alexander Povetkin fought out of the orthodox stance, while Mike Perez was a southpaw.
Povetkin was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 6 more fights, and made his debut in 2005, 2 years and 7 months earlier than Perez, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 121 more professional rounds, 260 to Perez's 139.
Povetkin vs Perez form
Povetkin had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had drawn with Michael Hunter on 7th December 2019 by split draw in their 12 round contest at Diriyah Arena, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.
Previous to that, he had beat Hughie Fury on 31st August 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Anthony Joshua on 22nd September 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.
Before that, he had won against David Price on 31st March 2018 by knockout in the 5th round at Principality Stadium, Wales.
He had beat Christian Hammer on 15th December 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at DIVS, Ekaterinburg, Russia.
Mike Perez had stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Viktor Biscak on 10th June 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at Odyssey Arena, Belfast, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had lost to Alexander Povetkin on 22nd May 2015 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Luzhniki, Moscow, Russia.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Darnell Wilson on 5th February 2015 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at The Hangar, Costa Mesa, United States.
Before that, he had been beaten by Bryant Jennings on 26th July 2014 by split decision in their 12 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York.
He had drawn with Carlos Takam on 18th January 2014 by majority draw in their 10 round contest at Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Alexander Povetkin had been fighting more than Mike Perez.
Going to this contest, Alexander Povetkin had last fought 1 year, 1 month and 19 days ago, while Mike Perez's last outing had been 3 years, 7 months and 16 days ago.
Povetkin's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.6 rounds on average.
Perez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 26 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.2 rounds on average.