T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States
Tape rankings @ Cruiserweight
Who won Tabiti vs Cunningham?
Andrew Tabiti beat Steve Cunningham by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 26th August 2017 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as 97-93, 97-93, 100-90 in favor of winner Andrew Tabiti.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Cruiserweight division, which meant the weight limit was 200 pounds (14.3 stone or 90.7 KG).
Also, on the undercard Gevorg Khatchikian lost to Matteo Signani, Francesco Grandelli defeated Reece Bellotti and Josh Wale was victorious over Ekow Wilson.
Tabiti vs Cunningham stats
Andrew Tabiti stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 14 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Steve Cunningham made his way to the ring with a record of 29 wins, 8 loses and 1 draw.
The stats suggested that Tabiti and Cunningham have similar power, both with a 0% knock out percentage.
Andrew Tabiti was the younger man by 13 years, at 32 years old.
Cunningham had a height advantage of 2 inches over Tabiti. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.
Both Andrew Tabiti & Steve Cunningham fought out of an orthodox stance.
Tabiti was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 24 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 12 year and 8 months later than Cunningham, whose first professional fight was in 2000. He had fought 218 less professional rounds, 86 to Cunningham's 304.
Andrew Tabiti went into the fight ranked number 12 by the WBA, 4 by the WBC and 9 by the IBF at cruiserweight.
Steve Cunningham was ranked number 10 by the IBF in the 200lb division.
Tabiti vs Cunningham form
Tabiti 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 Lateef Kayode on 11th May 2018 by knockout in the 6th round at Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall, Nevada, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Steve Cunningham on 26th August 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Quantis Graves on 24th February 2017 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Pechanga Resort & Casino, California.
Before that, he had won against Keith Tapia on 13th May 2016 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall, Las Vegas.
He had beat Tamas Lodi on 29th September 2015 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Palms Casino and Resort, Pearl Theater, Las Vegas.
Cunningham had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Krzysztof Glowacki on 16th April 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Cruiserweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had drawn with Antonio Tarver on 14th August 2015 by split draw in their 12 round contest at Prudential Center, Newark.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Vyacheslav Glazkov on 14th March 2015 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada.
Before that, he had defeated Natu Visinia on 18th October 2014 by technical knockout in the 7th round at 2300 Arena, Philadelphia, United States.
Hehad won against Amir Mansour on 4th April 2014 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Liacouras Center, Philadelphia.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Andrew Tabiti had been fighting more than Steve Cunningham.
Going to this contest, Andrew Tabiti had last fought 3 years, 5 months and 13 days ago, while Steve Cunningham's last outing had been 5 years, 6 months and 8 days ago.
Tabiti's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 34 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.8 rounds on average.
Cunningham's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 6 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 6 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 53 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.6 rounds on average.
What time did Tabiti vs Cunningham start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 5:00 PM EST / 2:00 PM PST at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States, which was around 10:00 PM BST in the UK.
What were the odds on Tabiti vs Cunningham?
Andrew Tabiti was a 6/25 (-416) favourite going into the contest, while Steve Cunningham made his way into the ring at 393/100 (+393) with oddsmakers.