RCC Boxing Academy, Ekaterinburg, Russia
Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Cruiserweight
Who won Mchunu vs Tishchenko?
Thabiso Mchunu beat Evgeny Tishchenko by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 27th March 2021 at RCC Boxing Academy in Ekaterinburg.
The scorecards were announced as 117-111, 119-109, 117-111 in favor of winner Thabiso Mchunu.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Cruiserweight division, which meant the weight limit was 200 pounds (14.3 stone or 90.7 KG).
This contest was a final eliminator for the WBC cruiserweight championship of the world.
Mchunu vs Tishchenko stats
Thabiso Mchunu stepped into the ring with a record of 22 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Evgeny Tishchenko made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 8 wins and 0 draws, with 6 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Tishchenko had advantage in power over Mchunu, with a 75% knock out percentage over Mchunu's 59%.
Thabiso Mchunu was the older man by 3 years, at 34 years old.
Tishchenko had a height advantage of 6 inches over Mchunu.
Both Thabiso Mchunu & Evgeny Tishchenko fought out of a southpaw stance.
Mchunu was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 19 more fights, and made his debut in 2007, 11 years earlier than Tishchenko, whose first professional fight was in 2018. He had fought 150 more professional rounds, 209 to Tishchenko's 59.
Mchunu vs Tishchenko form
Mchunu had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Thomas Oosthuizen on 8th December 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Emperors Palace, Gauteng, South Africa.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Thomas Oosthuizen on 1st September 2018 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at Emperors Palace, Gauteng.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Constantin Bejenaru on 25th November 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut, USA.
Before that, 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.
He had won against Boniface Kabore on 20th May 2016 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at International Convention Centre, Durban, South Africa.
Mchunu's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 2 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 3 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 45 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9 rounds on average.
What time did Mchunu vs Tishchenko start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 7:00 PM UTC at RCC Boxing Academy, Ekaterinburg, Russia, which was 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 Mchunu vs Tishchenko?
Thabiso Mchunu was a 11/2 (+550) underdog going into the contest, while Evgeny Tishchenko made his way into the ring at 11/100 (-909) with oddsmakers.