Luzhniki, Moscow, Russia
Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Provodnikov vs Castillo?
Ruslan Provodnikov beat Jose Luis Castillo by technical knockout in the 5th round on Friday 28th November 2014 at Luzhniki in Moscow.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 147 pounds (10.5 stone or 66.7 KG).
Provodnikov vs Castillo stats
Ruslan Provodnikov stepped into the ring with a record of 23 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 16 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Jose Luis Castillo made his way to the ring with a record of 66 wins, 12 loses and 1 draw, with 57 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Castillo had advantage in power over Provodnikov, with a 86% knock out percentage over Provodnikov's 70%.
Ruslan Provodnikov was the younger man by 10 years, at 37 years old.
Castillo had a height advantage of 1 inch over Provodnikov. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Both Ruslan Provodnikov & Jose Luis Castillo fought out of an orthodox stance.
Provodnikov was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 53 less fights, and made his debut in 2006, 16 year and 6 months later than Castillo, whose first professional fight was in 1990. He had fought 260 less professional rounds, 181 to Castillo's 441.
What were the odds on Provodnikov vs Castillo?
Ruslan Provodnikov was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Jose Luis Castillo made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.