Shafikov vs Alvarado Info
Rene Alvarado beat Denis Shafikov by split decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 9th December 2017 at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Events Center in Nevada.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Rene Alvarado.
The fight took place over rounds in the Super Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 130 pounds (9.3 stone or 59 KG).
Shafikov vs Alvarado stats
Denis Shafikov stepped into the ring with a record of 38 wins, 3 loses and 1 draw.
Rene Alvarado made his way to the ring with a record of 27 wins, 8 loses and draws.
The stats suggested that Shafikov and Alvarado have similar power, both with a 0% knock out percentage.
Denis Shafikov was the older man by 4 years, at 35 years old.
Alvarado had a height advantage of 2 inches over Shafikov. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Denis Shafikov fought out of the southpaw stance, while Rene Alvarado was an orthodox fighter.
Shafikov was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 7 more fights, and made his debut in 2003, 4 years and 5 months earlier than Alvarado, who’s first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 80 more professional rounds, 314 to Alvarado's 234.
Denis Shafikov went into the fight ranked number 8 by the WBC and 12 by the IBF in the 130lb division.
Rene Alvarado was ranked number 10 by the WBA in the 130lb division.
Shafikov vs Alvarado form
Shafikov 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 Robert Easter Jr on 30th June 2017 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Lightweight championship fight at Huntington Center, Toledo, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Richard Commey on 2nd December 2016 by split decision in their 12 round contest at Moscow, Russia.
Going into that contest, he had beat Jamel Herring on 2nd July 2016 by technical knockout in the 10th round at Santander Arena, Reading, United States.
Before that, he had been beaten by Rances Barthelemy on 18th December 2015 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Lightweight championship fight at Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas.
He had won against Roy Mukhlis on 18th July 2015 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, Macao S.A.R., China.
Rene Alvarado had beaten 1 of his last 4 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Yuriorkis Gamboa on 11th March 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Jayson Velez on 15th July 2016 by split decision in their 10 round contest at Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz on 11th July 2015 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Sports Arena, Los Angeles.
Before that, he had been beaten by Eric Hunter on 20th January 2015 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at 2300 Arena, Philadelphia.
Shafikov's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year 11 months and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 49 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.8 rounds on average.
Alvarado's last 4 fights had come over a period of 2 years 1 month and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 40 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10 rounds on average.
What time did Shafikov vs Alvarado start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 1:00 am UTC at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Events Center, Nevada, Afghanistan, which was 8:00 pm EST or 5:00 pm PST on the West Coast of America, or 1:00 am GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Shafikov vs Alvarado?
Shafikov vs Alvarado was broadcast on Sky Sports Action in the UK, while the fight was broadcast in the United States by HBO.