Barclays Center, New York, United States
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Who won Provodnikov vs Algieri?
Chris Algieri beat Ruslan Provodnikov by split decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 14th June 2014 at Barclays Center in New York.
The scorecards were announced as 112-114, 112-114, 117-109 in favor of winner Chris Algieri.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 140 pounds (10 stone or 63.5 KG).
This contest was for the WBO super lightweight championship of the world.
Provodnikov vs Algieri stats
Ruslan Provodnikov stepped into the ring with a record of 23 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 16 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Chris Algieri made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 19 wins and 0 draws, with 8 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Provodnikov had a large advantage in power over Algieri, boosting at 70% knock out percentage over Algieri's 42%.
Ruslan Provodnikov was the same age as Chris Algieri, at 37 years old.
Algieri had a height advantage of 4 inches over Provodnikov. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.
Both Ruslan Provodnikov & Chris Algieri fought out of an orthodox stance.
Provodnikov was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 6 more fights, and made his debut in 2006, 1 year and 4 months earlier than Algieri, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 8 less professional rounds, 181 to Algieri's 189.
Provodnikov's last 4 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 4 months and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 10 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 33 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.3 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Provodnikov vs Algieri?
Ruslan Provodnikov was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Chris Algieri made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.