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Daniel Roman vs Murodjon Akhmadaliev report
Who won Roman vs Akhmadaliev?
Murodjon Akhmadaliev beat Daniel Roman by split decision in their 12 round contest on Thursday 30th January 2020 at Meridian at Island Gardens in Florida.
The scorecards were announced as 115-113, 113-115, 113-115 in favor of winner Murodjon Akhmadaliev.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 122 pounds (8.7 stone or 55.3 KG).
This contest was for the unified super bantamweight championship of the world, with the WBA & IBF belts on the line.
This fight appeared on the undercard of Tevin Farmer losing to Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz for the IBF World Junior Lightweight championship. Also, on the undercard Demetrius Andrade defeated Luke Keeler for the WBO World Middleweight belt, Jake Paul was victorious over Ali Eson Gib and Anthony Sims Jr lost to Roamer Alexis Angulo.
Roman vs Akhmadaliev stats
Daniel Roman stepped into the ring with a record of 27 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Murodjon Akhmadaliev made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 7 wins and 0 draws, with 6 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Akhmadaliev had a massive power advantage over Roman, boosting at 86% knock out percentage over Roman's 37%.
Daniel Roman was the older man by 4 years, at 32 years old.
Daniel Roman fought out of the orthodox stance, while Murodjon Akhmadaliev was a southpaw.
Roman was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 23 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 7 years and 5 months earlier than Akhmadaliev, whose first professional fight was in 2018. He had fought 176 more professional rounds, 245 to Akhmadaliev's 69.
Murodjon Akhmadaliev was ranked number 1 by the WBA in the 122lb division.
Roman vs Akhmadaliev form
Roman had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated TJ Doheny on 26th April 2019 by majority decision in their IBF World Junior Featherweight and WBA Super World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Forum, Inglewood, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Gavin McDonnell on 6th October 2018 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBA World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Chicago, Illinois.
Going into that contest, he had beat Moises Flores on 16th June 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Bantamweight championship fight at The Ford Center at The Star, Texas.
Before that, he had won against Ryo Matsumoto on 28th February 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan.
He had beat Shun Kubo on 3rd September 2017 by technical knockout in the 9th round in their WBA World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Shimazu Arena, Kyoto.
Roman's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 6 months and 30 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 55 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11 rounds on average.
Akhmadaliev's last 4 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 7 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.3 rounds on average.
What time did Roman vs Akhmadaliev start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM PST at Meridian at Island Gardens, Florida, United States, which was around 2:00 AM GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Roman vs Akhmadaliev?
Roman vs Akhmadaliev was broadcast on DAZN in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by Sky Sports Main Event.
What were the odds on Roman vs Akhmadaliev?
Daniel Roman was a 49/25 (+200) underdog going into the contest, while Murodjon Akhmadaliev made his way into the ring at 21/50 (-240) with oddsmakers.
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