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Gassiev vs. Usyk: Prediction, Odds, Date, Stats

In an undisputed world title fight, Murat Gassiev (Iron) and Oleksandr Usyk (The Cat) put their cruiserweight belts on the line. Gassiev brings the WBA (Unified) and IBF belts. Usyk brings the WBC and WBO belts. The winner also wins the vacant Ring Magazine title. Let's take a look at the stats, odds of winning, and the prediction for this fight.

24
Sep 21, 2011
26-0
3
19 (73.1%)
192 cm
193 cm
1 cm
Orthodox
Feb 3, 2018
5m, 18d
26
Age
Debut
Record
Title Fights
KOs
Height
Reach
Ape Index
Stance
Last Fight
Layoff
Win Streak
31
Sep 11, 2013
14-0
5
11 (78.6%)
191 cm
198 cm
7 cm
Southpaw
Jan 27, 2018
5m, 24d
14
WBAIBF
CR
w1
CR
w1
d2
WBCWBO
CR
w1
CR
w1
d4
cruiserweight
Saturday, 21 Jul 2018
Olympic Stadium, Moscow, Russia
v0.1.9-beta 2024-06-23
Murat Gassiev vs. Oleksandr Usyk

Date

This fight between Murat Gassiev and Oleksandr Usyk took place on at the Olympic Stadium, Moscow, Russia.

Tale of the Tape

At 192 cm, Murat Gassiev is the taller of the two by 1 cm; Oleksandr Usyk is 191 cm. Despite being the shorter fighter, Usyk has longer reach of 198 cm, which is 5 cms longer than Gassiev's 193 cm. Usyk also has a 6 cm ape index advantage over Gassiev.

Gassiev is coming in to this fight with an undefeated record of 26-0 (19 KOs). His last fight was 5 months and 18 days ago against Yuniel Dorticos, which he won via 12th round TKO.

Yuniel Dorticos' boxing career

Usyk also comes in with an undefeated record of 14-0 (11 KOs). His last fight was 5 months and 24 days ago against Mairis Briedis, which he won via 12 round majority decision.

Mairis Briedis' boxing career

Murat Gassiev fights out of the orthodox stance, while Oleksandr Usyk fights out of the southpaw stance.

On the day of the fight, Gassiev will be 24 years and 9 months old. Usyk will be 31 years and 6 months old.

Prediction and Odds

[ Early Beta ]

After considering the both the fighters' stats and their performance patterns, the winning odds is calculated to be at 51-49 in favor of Oleksandr Usyk. Note, this is a very close margin, just barely better than a 50-50 case. Here is the prediction for Gassiev vs Usyk.

A very close matchup, could go either way. Oleksandr Usyk may have a slighly better chance of winning — unless Gassiev stops Usyk early.

Result

Oleksandr Usyk defeated Murat Gassiev via 12 round UD. Gassiev's undefeated record of 26 wins comes to an end, and Usyk advances his win streak to 15. Usyk is now 15-0, and Gassiev 26-1.

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