Sport Palace, Kiev, Ukraine
Tape rankings @ Cruiserweight
Who won Usyk vs Knyazev?
Oleksandr Usyk beat Andrey Knyazev by technical knockout in the 8th round on Saturday 18th April 2015 at Sport Palace in Kiev.
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).
Usyk vs Knyazev stats
Back in April 2015, Oleksandr Usyk stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 6 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Andrey Knyazev made his way to the ring with a record of 11 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Usyk had a massive power advantage over Knyazev, boosting at 100% knock out percentage over Knyazev's 55%.
Oleksandr Usyk was the younger man by 1 year, at 28 years old.
Usyk had a height advantage of 4 inches over Knyazev.
Oleksandr Usyk fought out of the southpaw stance, while Andrey Knyazev was an orthodox fighter.
Usyk was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 6 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 1 year and 7 months later than Knyazev, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 78 more professional rounds, 177 to Knyazev's 99.
Usyk's last 2 fights had come over a period of 6 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8 rounds on average.
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