Oct 15 2016
Saturday

Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom

12 rounds contest
@ Cruiserweight
27-2-1 
TKO 3

Score cards

  • 115-112
  • 112-117
  • 115-112
TKO 3
32-2-1

Belts on The Line

WBC World Cruiserweight Championship

The tape

38
Age
42
6' 3" / 191 cm
Height
6' 2" / 188 cm
74" / 188 cm
Reach
79.9" / 203 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

TKOUDTKOTKOSD
Form
UDUDTKOUDKO
27
Wins
32
17
By KO
20
63
KO%
63
2
Loses
2
Draws
1
2007
Debut
2003

Tape rankings @ Cruiserweight

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The Ring
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Tony Bellew vs BJ Flores report

Who won Bellew vs Flores?

Tony Bellew beat BJ Flores by technical knockout in the 3rd round on Saturday 15th October 2016 at Echo Arena in Liverpool.

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 WBC cruiserweight championship of the world.

Bellew vs Flores stats

Tony Bellew stepped into the ring with a record of 27 wins, 2 loses and 1  draw, 17 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

BJ Flores made his way to the ring with a record of 32 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, with 20 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggested that Bellew and Flores have similar power, both with a 63% knock out percentage.

Tony Bellew was the younger man by 4 years, at 38 years old.

Bellew had a height advantage of 1 inch over Flores. Despite this, Flores had 6-inch reach advantage.

Both Tony Bellew & BJ Flores fought out of an orthodox stance.

Bellew was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 5 less fights, and made his debut in 2007, 4 year and 5 months later than Flores, whose first professional fight was in 2003. He had fought 141 less professional rounds, 51 to Flores' 192.

Bellew vs Flores form

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

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against David Haye on 5th May 2018 by technical knockout in the 5th round at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had won against David Haye on 4th March 2017 by technical knockout in the 11th round at The O2 Arena, London.

Going into that contest, he had beat BJ Flores on 15th October 2016 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBC World Cruiserweight championship fight at Echo Arena, Liverpool.

Before that, he had defeated Ilunga Makabu on 29th May 2016 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBC World Cruiserweight championship fight at Goodison Park Stadium, Liverpool.

He had won against Mateusz Masternak on 12th December 2015 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at The O2 Arena, London.

Flores 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 defeated Roberto Santos on 21st May 2016 by unanimous decision in their 6 round contest at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Chelsea Ballroom, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Beibut Shumenov on 25th July 2015 by unanimous decision in their WBA Interim World Cruiserweight championship fight at Palms Casino and Resort, Pearl Theater, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Kevin Engel on 8th October 2014 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Biloxi.

Before that, he had beat Anthony Caputo Smith on 27th June 2014 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas.

Hehad won against Adam Collins on 10th May 2014 by knockout in the 1st round at USC Galen Center, Los Angeles.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Tony Bellew had been fighting more than BJ Flores.

Going to this contest, Tony Bellew had last fought 3 years, 5 months and 22 days ago, while BJ Flores' last outing had been 5 years, 5 months and 6 days ago.

Bellew's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 10 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 34 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.8 rounds on average.

Flores' last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 5 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 5 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 30 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6 rounds on average.

What time did Bellew vs Flores start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM BST at Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.

Who broadcast Bellew vs Flores?

Bellew vs Flores was broadcast on Sky Sports 2 in the UK.

What were the odds on Bellew vs Flores?

Tony Bellew was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while BJ Flores made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.

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