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Apr 08 2017
Saturday

MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, United States

12 round contest @ Cruiserweight
11-0-0 
UD 12
UD 12
12-0-0

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WBO World Cruiserweight Championship

The tape

30
Age
28
6' 3" / 191 cm
Height
6' 2" / 188 cm
78" / 198 cm
Reach
79.5" / 202 cm
Southpaw (L)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

KOUDTKOTKOTKO
Form
UDKORTDTKOTKO
11
Wins
12
10
By KO
8
91
KO%
67
0
Loses
0
Draws
0
2013
Debut
2013

Tape rankings @ Cruiserweight

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The Ring
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WBA
14
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WBC
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WBO
9
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IBF
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Oleksandr Usyk vs Michael Hunter report


Who won Usyk vs Hunter?

Oleksandr Usyk beat Michael Hunter by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday, April 8th, 2017, at MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill.

The scorecards were announced in favor of winner Oleksandr Usyk.

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 for the WBO cruiserweight championship of the world.

Usyk vs Hunter stats

Back in April 2017, Oleksandr Usyk stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 11 wins, zero losses, and 0  draws, 10 of those wins coming by way of knockout.

Michael Hunter made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 12 wins and 0 draws, with 8 of those by knockout.

The stats suggested Usyk had a large advantage in power over Hunter, boasting a 91% knockout percentage compared to Hunter's 67%.

Oleksandr Usyk was the older man by 2 years, at 30 years old.

Usyk had a height advantage of 1 inch over Hunter. Despite this, Hunter had a 2-inch reach advantage.

Oleksandr Usyk fought out of the southpaw stance, while Michael Hunter was an orthodox fighter.

Usyk's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Hunter's, having had 1 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2013, 8 months later than Hunter, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 35 more professional rounds, totaling 189 compared to Hunter's 154.

Michael Hunter was ranked number 14 by the WBA, and 9 by the WBO in the 200lb division.

Usyk vs Hunter form

Usyk remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beaten Thabiso Mchunu on December 17, 2016, by knockout in the 9th round in their WBO World Cruiserweight championship fight at Forum, Inglewood, United States.

Prior to that, he had beaten Krzysztof Glowacki on September 17, 2016, by unanimous decision in their WBO World Cruiserweight championship fight at Ergo Arena, Gdansk, Poland.

Going into that contest, he had won against Pedro Rodriguez on December 12, 2015, by technical knockout in the 7th round at Sport Palace, Kiev, Ukraine.

Before that, he had beaten Johnny Muller on August 29, 2015, by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Sport Palace, Kiev.

He had defeated Andrey Knyazev on April 18, 2015, by technical knockout in the 8th round at Sport Palace, Kiev.

Hunter had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Isiah Thomas on May 13, 2016, by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Sam's Town Hotel & Gambling Hall, Las Vegas, United States.

Prior to that, he had won against Phil Williams on February 27, 2016, by knockout in the 1st round at Honda Center, Anaheim.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Jason Douglas on October 13, 2015, by technical knockout in the 4th round at Little Creek Casino Resort, Shelton.

Before that, he had beaten Mike Bissett on July 25, 2015, by technical knockout in the 1st round at Palms Casino and Resort, Pearl Theater, Las Vegas.

He had won against Deon Elam on June 20, 2015, by technical knockout in the 4th round at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Michael Hunter had been fighting more than Oleksandr Usyk.

Going into this contest, Oleksandr Usyk had last fought 3 months and 22 days ago, while Michael Hunter's last outing had been 10 months and 26 days ago.

Usyk's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 21 days, which means he had been fighting approximately every 4 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 39 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.8 rounds on average.

Hunter's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 9 months and 19 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4 rounds on average.

What time did Usyk vs Hunter start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 12:00 AM EST / 9:00 PM PST at MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, United States, which was around 5:00 AM BST in the UK.

Who broadcast Usyk vs Hunter?

Usyk vs Hunter was broadcast on HBO in the US.

What were the odds on Usyk vs Hunter?

Oleksandr Usyk was a 1/25 (-2500) favorite going into the contest, while Michael Hunter made his way into the ring at 10/1 (+1000) with oddsmakers.

Oleksandr Usyk vs Michael Hunter news

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Michael

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Oleksandr Usyk

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