Belts on The Line
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Who won Bentley vs Heaney?
Nathan Heaney beat Denzel Bentley by majority decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 18th November 2023 at AO Arena in Manchester.
The scorecards were announced as 114-114, 113-116, 111-117 in favor of winner Nathan Heaney.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 160 pounds (11.4 stone or 72.6 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Nick Ball beating Isaac Dogboe for the WBC World Featherweight championship. Also, on the undercard Ekow Essuman lost to Harry Scarff for the BBBOC British Welterweight and CBC Commonwealth Welterweight belts, Liam Davies defeated Vincenzo La Femina, Hannah Rankin was defeated by Ema Kozin and Nathaniel Collins beat Zak Miller for the BBBOC British Featherweight and CBC Commonwealth Featherweight championship.
Bentley vs Heaney stats
Denzel Bentley stepped into the ring with a record of 18 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Nathan Heaney made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 17 wins and 0 draws, with 6 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Bentley had a massive power advantage over Heaney, boosting at 83% knock out percentage over Heaney's 35%.
Denzel Bentley was the younger man by 6 years, at 28 years old.
Both Denzel Bentley & Nathan Heaney fought out of an orthodox stance.
Bentley's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Heaney's, having had 4 more fights, and made his debut in 2017, 1 month earlier than Heaney, whose first professional fight was in 2017. He had fought 28 less professional rounds, 93 to Heaney's 121.
Denzel Bentley went into the fight ranked number 12 by the WBC and 9 by the WBO at middleweight.
Nathan Heaney was ranked number 14 by the WBA in the 160lb division.
Bentley vs Heaney form
Bentley had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Kieran Smith on 15th April 2023 by knockout in the 1st round in their BBBOC British Middleweight championship fight at Copper Box Arena, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Hackney Wick, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Janibek Alimkhanuly on 12th November 2022 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Middleweight championship fight at Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Marcus Morrison on 16th September 2022 by technical knockout in the 4th round in their BBBOC British Middleweight championship fight at York Hall, Bethnal Green, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had won against Linus Udofia on 13th May 2022 by split decision in their BBBOC British Middleweight championship fight at Indigo at The O2, London.
He had beat Sam Evans on 6th November 2021 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Utilita Arena, West Midlands.
Heaney remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Jack Flatley on 25th March 2023 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Telford International Centre, Telford, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Jack Flatley on 24th September 2022 by technical decision in their 5 round contest at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
Going into that contest, he had won against Diego Ramirez on 16th April 2022 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Telford International Centre, Telford.
Before that, he had defeated Sladan Janjanin on 6th November 2021 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Utilita Arena, Birmingham.
He had beat Sladan Janjanin on 6th November 2021 by technical knockout in the 7th round.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Nathan Heaney had been fighting more than Denzel Bentley.
Going to this contest, Denzel Bentley had last fought 7 months and 3 days ago, while Nathan Heaney's last outing had been 7 months and 24 days ago.
Bentley's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 32 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.4 rounds on average.
Heaney's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 39 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.8 rounds on average.
What time did Bentley vs Heaney start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:15 PM GMT at AO Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom, which was 6:15 PM EST or 3:15 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
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What were the odds on Bentley vs Heaney?
Denzel Bentley was a 3/10 (-330) favourite going into the contest, while Nathan Heaney made his way into the ring at 14/5 (+280) with oddsmakers.
|Winner / Verdict||% of users|
|Denzel Bentley - KO||66.67%|
|Denzel Bentley - Decision||33.33%|
Based on 3 Predictions