Krylia Sovetov, Moscow, Russia
Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Super Lightweight
Who won Troyanovsky vs Obara?
Eduard Troyanovsky beat Keita Obara by technical knockout in the 2nd round on Friday 9th September 2016 at Krylia Sovetov in Moscow.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 140 pounds (10 stone or 63.5 KG).
This contest was for the IBF super lightweight championship of the world.
The undercard featured the clash of Pedraza vs Torres.
Troyanovsky vs Obara stats
Eduard Troyanovsky stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 24 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 21 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Keita Obara made his way to the ring with a record of 16 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, with 15 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Obara had a slight advantage in power over Troyanovsky, with a 94% knock out percentage over Troyanovsky's 88%.
Eduard Troyanovsky was the older man by 6 years, at 40 years old.
Obara had a height advantage of 2 inches over Troyanovsky. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Both Eduard Troyanovsky & Keita Obara fought out of an orthodox stance.
Troyanovsky's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Obara's, having had 6 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 8 months earlier than Obara, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 17 less professional rounds, 129 to Obara's 146.
Troyanovsky vs Obara form
Eduard Troyanovsky had stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Michele Di Rocco on 1st July 2017 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Luzhniki, Moscow, Russia.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Julius Indongo on 3rd December 2016 by knockout in the 1st round in their IBF World Junior Welterweight championship fight at Khodynka Ice Palace, Moscow.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Keita Obara on 9th September 2016 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their IBF World Junior Welterweight championship fight at Krylia Sovetov, Moscow.
Before that, he had beat Cesar Rene Cuenca on 8th April 2016 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their IBF World Junior Welterweight championship fight at Krylia Sovetov, Moscow.
He had won against Cesar Rene Cuenca on 4th November 2015 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their IBF World Junior Welterweight championship fight at Tatneft Arena, Kazan.
Troyanovsky's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 5 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4 rounds on average.
What time did Troyanovsky vs Obara start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM UTC at Krylia Sovetov, Moscow, Russia, which was 6:00 PM EST or 3:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 11:00 PM BST in the UK.
What were the odds on Troyanovsky vs Obara?
Eduard Troyanovsky was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Keita Obara made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.