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Who won Ruiz Jr vs Dimitrenko?
Andy Ruiz Jr beat Alexander Dimitrenko by technical knockout in the 5th round on Saturday 20th April 2019 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Andy Ruiz Jr.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
This fight appeared on the undercard of Danny Garcia beating Adrian Granados. Also, on the undercard Brandon Figueroa beat Yonfrez Parejo for the WBA Interim World Super Bantamweight belt and Ricardo Espinoza was overcome by John Riel Casimero.
Ruiz Jr vs Dimitrenko stats
Back in April 2019, Andy Ruiz Jr stepped into the ring with a record of 31 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 20 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Alexander Dimitrenko made his way to the ring with a record of 41 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 26 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Ruiz Jr had a slight advantage in power over Dimitrenko, with a 65% knock out percentage over Dimitrenko's 63%.
Andy Ruiz Jr was the younger man by 7 years, at 30 years old.
Dimitrenko had a height advantage of 5 inches over Ruiz Jr. That also extended to a 9-inch reach advantage.
Both Andy Ruiz Jr & Alexander Dimitrenko fought out of an orthodox stance.
Ruiz Jr was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 13 less fights, and made his debut in 2009, 7 year and 3 months later than Dimitrenko, whose first professional fight was in 2001. He had fought 187 more professional rounds, 187 to Dimitrenko's 0.
Andy Ruiz Jr went into the fight ranked number 11 by the WBA and 15 by the IBF at heavyweight.
Ruiz Jr vs Dimitrenko form
Ruiz Jr had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Kevin Johnson on 7th July 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Save Mart Arena, California, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Devin Vargas on 10th March 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at StubHub Center, Carson.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Joseph Parker on 10th December 2016 by majority decision in their WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Auckland, New Zealand.
Before that, he had won against Franklin Lawrence on 10th September 2016 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore, United States.
He had beat Josh Gormley on 16th July 2016 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Masonic Temple, Detroit.
Dimitrenko had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Bryant Jennings on 18th August 2018 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Ocean Resort Casino, New Jersey, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Adrian Granat on 18th March 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at Baltiska Hallen, Malmo, Sweden.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Joseph Parker on 1st October 2016 by knockout in the 3rd round at Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau City, New Zealand.
Before that, he had won against Drazan Janjanin on 16th January 2016 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Bavaria Filmgelaende, Munich, Germany.
He had defeated Milos Dovedan on 24th October 2015 by knockout in the 2nd round at Schulsporthalle, Munich.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Andy Ruiz Jr had been fighting more than Alexander Dimitrenko.
Going to this contest, Andy Ruiz Jr had last fought 9 months and 13 days ago, while Alexander Dimitrenko's last outing had been 8 months and 2 days ago.
Ruiz Jr's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 9 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 36 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.2 rounds on average.
Dimitrenko's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 23 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.6 rounds on average.
What time did Ruiz Jr vs Dimitrenko start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 8:00 PM EST / 5:00 PM PST at Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, California, United States, which was around 1:00 AM BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Ruiz Jr vs Dimitrenko?
Andy Ruiz Jr was a 1/20 (-2000) favourite going into the contest, while Alexander Dimitrenko made his way into the ring at 8/1 (+800) with oddsmakers.