RCC Boxing Academy, Ekaterinburg, Russia
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Belts on The Line
Current rankings @ Cruiserweight
When is Tishchenko vs Mchunu?
Evgeny Tishchenko is set to face the challenge of Thabiso Mchunu on Saturday 27th March 2021 at RCC Boxing Academy in Ekaterinburg.
The fight will take place over 12 rounds in the Cruiserweight division, which means the weight limit will be 200 pounds (14.3 stone or 90.7 KG).
This contest is for the WBC cruiserweight championship of the world.
Tishchenko vs Mchunu stats
Evgeny Tishchenko steps into the ring with an undefeated record of 8 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Thabiso Mchunu will make his way to the ring with a record of 22 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, with 13 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Tishchenko has advantage in power over Mchunu, with a 75% knock out percentage over Mchunu's 59%.
Evgeny Tishchenko is the younger man by 4 years, at 29 years old.
Tishchenko has a height advantage of 6 inches over Mchunu.
Both Evgeny Tishchenko & Thabiso Mchunu fight out of a southpaw stance.
Tishchenko is the less experienced professional fighter, having had 19 less fights, and made his debut in 2018, 11 year later than Mchunu, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He has fought 152 less professional rounds, 33 to Mchunu's 185.
Evgeny Tishchenko goes into the fight ranked number 15 by the WBC, 4 by the WBO and 6 by the IBF at cruiserweight.
Thabiso Mchunu is currently ranked number 1 by the WBC, 10 by the WBO and 8 by the RING in the 200lb division.
Tishchenko vs Mchunu form
Thabiso Mchunu has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he won against Denis Lebedev on 21st December 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Krasnoyarsk, Russia.
Previous to that, he had won against Thomas Oosthuizen on 8th December 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Emperors Palace, Gauteng, South Africa.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Thomas Oosthuizen on 1st September 2018 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at Emperors Palace, Gauteng.
Before that, he had lost to Constantin Bejenaru on 25th November 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut, USA.
He had been beaten by Oleksandr Usyk on 17th December 2016 by knockout in the 9th round in their WBO World Cruiserweight championship fight at Forum, Inglewood, United States.
Mchunu's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 19 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 10 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 55 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 11 rounds on average.
What time does Tishchenko vs Mchunu start?
The fighters are expected to ringwalk at around 7:00 PM UTC at RCC Boxing Academy, Ekaterinburg, Russia, which is 3:00 PM EST or 12:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 7:00 PM GMT in the UK.
What were the odds on Tishchenko vs Mchunu?
Thabiso Mchunu is currently (+100) to win the contest outright, while you can get (+100) on Evgeny Tishchenko if you fancy the incredible upset.