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Rau’shee Warren vs Zhanat Zhakiyanov report
Who won Warren vs Zhakiyanov?
Zhanat Zhakiyanov beat Rau’shee Warren by split decision in their 12 round contest on Friday 10th February 2017 at Huntington Center in Toledo.
The scorecards were announced as 115-111, 111-115, 110-116 in favor of winner Zhanat Zhakiyanov.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 118 pounds (8.4 stone or 53.5 KG).
This contest was for the vacant WBA bantamweight championship of the world.
Warren vs Zhakiyanov stats
Rau’shee Warren stepped into the ring with a record of 14 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Zhanat Zhakiyanov made his way to the ring with a record of 26 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 18 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Zhakiyanov had a massive power advantage over Warren, boosting at 69% knock out percentage over Warren's 29%.
Rau’shee Warren was the younger man by 3 years, at 36 years old.
Zhakiyanov had a height advantage of 2 inches over Warren. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Rau’shee Warren & Zhanat Zhakiyanov fought out of an orthodox stance.
Warren was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 12 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 5 year and 3 months later than Zhakiyanov, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 24 more professional rounds, 166 to Zhakiyanov's 142.
Zhanat Zhakiyanov was ranked number 1 by the WBA in the 118lb division.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Zhanat Zhakiyanov had been fighting more than Rau’shee Warren.
Going to this contest, Rau’shee Warren had last fought 6 years, 11 months and 20 days ago, while Zhanat Zhakiyanov's last outing had been 7 years and 7 months ago.
Warren's last 4 fights had come over a period of 8 years, 9 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 2 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 35 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.8 rounds on average.
Zhakiyanov's last 4 fights had come over a period of 8 years, 8 months and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 2 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 21 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.3 rounds on average.
What time did Warren vs Zhakiyanov start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Huntington Center, Toledo, United States, which was around 4:00 AM GMT in the UK.
What were the odds on Warren vs Zhakiyanov?
Rau’shee Warren was a 6/25 (-420) favourite going into the contest, while Zhanat Zhakiyanov made his way into the ring at 333/100 (+330) with oddsmakers.
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