Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Super Welterweight
Who won Madrimov vs Soro?
Israil Madrimov beat Michel Soro by technical knockout in the 9th round on Friday 17th December 2021 in Tashkent.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 154 pounds (11 stone or 69.8 KG).
This contest was an eliminator for the vacant WBA super welterweight championship of the world.
Also, on the undercard Bektemir Melikuziev beat Sergei Ekimov and Shakhram Giyasov defeated Cristian Rafael Coria.
Madrimov vs Soro stats
Israil Madrimov stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 7 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Michel Soro made his way to the ring with a record of 35 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, with 24 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Madrimov had a slight advantage in power over Soro, with a 71% knock out percentage over Soro's 69%.
Israil Madrimov was the younger man by 7 years, at 27 years old.
Soro had a height advantage of 1 inch over Madrimov. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Israil Madrimov & Michel Soro fought out of an orthodox stance.
Madrimov was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 31 less fights, and made his debut in 2018, 10 year and 1 month later than Soro, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 172 less professional rounds, 59 to Soro's 231.
Israil Madrimov went into the fight ranked number 2 by the WBA at super welterweight.
Michel Soro was ranked number 1 by the WBA in the 154lb division.
Madrimov vs Soro form
Michel Soro had stopped all of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Cedric Vitu on 15th November 2019 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Accor Hotel Arena, Paris, France.
Previous to that, he had defeated Anderson Prestot on 20th July 2019 by technical knockout in the 5th round in their WBA World Super Welterweight championship fight at Palais des Sports, Bouches-du-Rhône.
Going into that contest, he had beat Greg Vendetti on 8th December 2018 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Palais des sports Marcel Cerdan, Hauts-de-Seine.
Before that, he had won against John Vera on 24th March 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at Palais des Sports, Bouches-du-Rhône.
He had beat Ivan Montero on 2nd December 2017 by knockout in the 3rd round at La Palestre, Alpes-Maritimes.
Soro's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 8 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.6 rounds on average.
What time did Madrimov vs Soro start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 7:00 PM UTC at Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 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.
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What were the odds on Madrimov vs Soro?
Israil Madrimov was a 33/100 (-303) favourite going into the contest, while Michel Soro made his way into the ring at 9/4 (+225) with oddsmakers.