Tape rankings @ Lightweight
Who won Shafikov vs Commey?
Denis Shafikov beat Richard Commey by split decision in their 12 round contest on Friday 2nd December 2016 in Moscow.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Denis Shafikov.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Shafikov vs Commey stats
Back in December 2016, Denis Shafikov stepped into the ring with a record of 37 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, 20 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Richard Commey made his way to the ring with a record of 24 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 22 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Commey had a massive power advantage over Shafikov, boosting at 92% knock out percentage over Shafikov's 54%.
Denis Shafikov was the older man by 2 years, at 32 years old.
Commey had a height advantage of 4 inches over Shafikov. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Denis Shafikov fought out of the southpaw stance, while Richard Commey was an orthodox fighter.
Shafikov was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 15 more fights, and made his debut in 2003, 7 years and 2 months earlier than Commey, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 102 more professional rounds, 314 to Commey's 212.
Shafikov vs Commey form
Shafikov had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Jamel Herring on 2nd July 2016 by technical knockout in the 10th round at Santander Arena, Reading, United States.
Previous to 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.
Going into that contest, he had beat Roy Mukhlis on 18th July 2015 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, Macao S.A.R., China.
Before that, he had won against Miguel Angel Mendoza on 13th December 2014 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Chelsea Ballroom, Las Vegas, United States.
He had beat Rustam Nugaev on 15th August 2014 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Chumash Casino, Santa Ynez.
Richard Commey had stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Robert Easter Jr on 9th September 2016 by split decision in their IBF World Lightweight championship fight at Santander Arena, Reading, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Anzor Gamgebeli on 19th March 2016 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at MusikTeatret, Albertslund, Denmark.
Going into that contest, he had won against Kakha Avetisiani on 17th October 2015 by technical knockout in the 5th round at DM-Arena, Karlsruhe, Germany.
Before that, he had defeated Bahodir Mamadjonov on 22nd May 2015 by technical knockout in the 8th round at The D Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, United States.
He had beat Thompson Mokwana on 14th March 2015 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their CBC Commonwealth Lightweight championship fight at Emperors Palace, Kempton Park, South Africa.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Richard Commey had been fighting more than Denis Shafikov.
Going to this contest, Denis Shafikov had last fought 5 months ago, while Richard Commey's last outing had been 2 months and 23 days ago.
Shafikov's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.4 rounds on average.
Commey's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 8 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 34 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.8 rounds on average.
What time did Shafikov vs Commey start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 7:00 PM UTC at Moscow, Russia, which was 2:00 PM EST or 11:00 AM PST on the West Coast of America, or 7:00 PM GMT in the UK.
What were the odds on Shafikov vs Commey?
Sorry, we couldn’t find any historical odds for Shafikov vs Commey.