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Matty Askin vs Stephen Simmons report
Who won Askin vs Simmons?
Matty Askin beat Stephen Simmons by technical knockout in the 2nd round on Saturday 17th March 2018 at York Hall in London.
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).
Askin vs Simmons stats
Matty Askin stepped into the ring with a record of 22 wins, 3 loses and 1 draw.
Stephen Simmons made his way to the ring with a record of 18 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws.
Matty Askin was the younger man by 4 years, at 34 years old.
Both Matty Askin & Stephen Simmons fought out of an orthodox stance.
Askin was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 6 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 2 years and 3 months earlier than Simmons, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 20 more professional rounds, 149 to Simmons' 129.
Matty Askin went into the fight ranked number 13 by the WBO at cruiserweight.
Askin vs Simmons form
Askin had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Craig Kennedy on 26th May 2017 by knockout in the 6th round in their BBBOC British Cruiserweight championship fight at Motorpoint Arena, Wales, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Tommy McCarthy on 19th November 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Victoria Warehouse, Trafford Road, Manchester.
Going into that contest, he had beat Tommy McCarthy on 19th November 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Victoria Warehouse, Trafford Road, Lancashire.
Before that, he had defeated Simon Barclay on 12th March 2016 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Echo Arena, Liverpool.
He had won against Jiri Svacina on 12th December 2015 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Winter Gardens, Lancashire.
Simmons had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Noel ‘Gevor’ Mikaelian on 14th October 2016 by split decision in their 12 round contest at Inselparkhalle, Wilhelmsburg, Germany.
Previous to that, he had defeated Lars Buchholz on 1st October 2016 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Bellahouston Leisure Centre, Glasgow, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had beat Remigijus Ziausys on 28th January 2016 by points in the 6th round at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Glasgow.
Before that, he had won against Imantas Davidaitis on 5th December 2015 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Meadowbank Sports Centre, Edinburgh.
He had beat Jiri Svacina on 5th September 2015 by points in the 8th round at Meadowbank Sports Centre, Edinburgh.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Matty Askin had been fighting more than Stephen Simmons.
Going to this contest, Matty Askin had last fought 6 years and 15 days ago, while Stephen Simmons' last outing had been 6 years, 7 months and 27 days ago.
Askin's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 5 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 6 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 37 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.4 rounds on average.
Simmons' last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 9 months and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 6 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 34 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.8 rounds on average.
What time did Askin vs Simmons start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:30 PM GMT at York Hall, London, United Kingdom, which was 6:30 PM EST or 3:30 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Askin vs Simmons?
Askin vs Simmons was broadcast on Channel 5 in the UK.
What were the odds on Askin vs Simmons?
Matty Askin was a 29/100 (-340) favourite going into the contest, while Stephen Simmons made his way into the ring at 5/2 (+250) with oddsmakers.
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