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Who won Russell Jr vs Nyambayar?
Gary Russell Jr beat Tugstsogt Nyambayar by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 8th February 2020 at Allentown in Pennsylvania.
The scorecards were announced as 118-110, 116-112, 117-111 in favor of winner Gary Russell Jr.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 126 pounds (9 stone or 57.1 KG).
This contest was for the WBC featherweight championship of the world.
Also, on the undercard Guillermo Rigondeaux was victorious over Liborio Solis for the WBA World Bantamweight championship and Jaime Arboleda beat Jayson Velez for the WBA World Super Featherweight belt.
Russell Jr vs Nyambayar stats
Back in February 2020, Gary Russell Jr stepped into the ring with a record of 30 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 18 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Tugstsogt Nyambayar made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 11 wins and 0 draws, with 9 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Nyambayar had a large advantage in power over Russell Jr, boosting at 82% knock out percentage over Russell Jr's 60%.
Gary Russell Jr was the older man by 4 years, at 31 years old.
Nyambayar had a height advantage of 3 inches over Russell Jr. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Gary Russell Jr fought out of the southpaw stance, while Tugstsogt Nyambayar was an orthodox fighter.
Russell Jr was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 20 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 6 years and 1 month earlier than Nyambayar, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 76 more professional rounds, 172 to Nyambayar's 96.
Tugstsogt Nyambayar was ranked number 1 by the WBC in the 126lb division.
Russell Jr vs Nyambayar form
Russell Jr had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Kiko Martinez on 18th May 2019 by technical knockout in the 5th round in their WBC World Featherweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz on 19th May 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Featherweight championship fight at MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, Maryland.
Going into that contest, he had beat Oscar Escandon on 20th May 2017 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBC World Featherweight championship fight at MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill.
Before that, he had defeated Patrick Hyland on 16th April 2016 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their WBC World Featherweight championship fight at Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket.
He had won against Jhonny Gonzalez on 28th March 2015 by technical knockout in the 4th round in their WBC World Featherweight championship fight at Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas.
Nyambayar had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Claudio Marrero on 26th January 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Barclays Center, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Oscar Escandon on 26th May 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at Biloxi, Mississippi.
Going into that contest, he had beat Harmonito Dela Torre on 18th November 2017 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Before that, he had won against Jhon Gemino on 25th February 2017 by technical knockout in the 10th round at Legacy Arena, Alabama.
He had beat German Meraz on 8th December 2016 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Orange County Fairgrounds, California.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Tugstsogt Nyambayar had been fighting more than Gary Russell Jr.
Going to this contest, Gary Russell Jr had last fought 8 months and 21 days ago, while Tugstsogt Nyambayar's last outing had been 1 year and 13 days ago.
Russell Jr's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 10 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 30 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6 rounds on average.
Nyambayar's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 2 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 38 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.6 rounds on average.
What time did Russell Jr vs Nyambayar start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States, which was around 4:00 AM GMT in the UK.
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What were the odds on Russell Jr vs Nyambayar?
Gary Russell Jr was a 11/50 (-450) favourite going into the contest, while Tugstsogt Nyambayar made his way into the ring at 33/10 (+330) with oddsmakers.