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Who won Billam-Smith vs McCarthy II?
Chris Billam-Smith beat Tommy McCarthy by knockout in the 8th round on Saturday 16th April 2022 at Manchester Arena in Manchester.
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 fight appeared on the undercard of Conor Benn beating Chris Van Heerden. Also, on the undercard Alycia Baumgardner beat Edith Soledad Matthysse, Jordan Thompson defeated Mariano Angel Gudino and Campbell Hatton was victorious over Ezequiel Gregores.
Billam-Smith vs McCarthy II stats
Back in April 2022, Chris Billam-Smith stepped into the ring with a record of 14 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Tommy McCarthy made his way to the ring with a record of 18 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 9 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Billam Smith had a large advantage in power over McCarthy, boosting at 71% knock out percentage over McCarthy's 50%.
Chris Billam-Smith was the same age as Tommy McCarthy, at 32 years old.
Billam Smith had a height advantage of 1 inch over McCarthy.
Both Chris Billam-Smith & Tommy McCarthy fought out of an orthodox stance.
Billam Smith was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 6 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 3 year and 3 months later than McCarthy, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 26 less professional rounds, 120 to McCarthy's 146.
Chris Billam-Smith went into the fight ranked number 5 by the WBA, 8 by the WBC, 3 by the WBO and 3 by the IBF at cruiserweight.
Tommy McCarthy was ranked number 9 by the WBA, 13 by the WBC and 10 by the IBF in the 200lb division.
Billam-Smith vs McCarthy II form
Billam Smith had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Dylan Bregeon on 13th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Sheffield Arena, Yorkshire, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Tommy McCarthy on 31st July 2021 by split decision in their CBC Commonwealth Cruiserweight and BBBOC British Cruiserweight championship fight at Matchroom Fight Camp, Essex.
Going into that contest, he had beat Vasil Ducar on 20th March 2021 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London.
Before that, he had defeated Nathan Thorley on 7th August 2020 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their CBC Commonwealth Cruiserweight championship fight at Matchroom Fight Camp, Essex.
He had won against Craig Glover on 23rd November 2019 by technical knockout in the 5th round in their CBC Commonwealth Cruiserweight championship fight at Echo Arena, Liverpool.
McCarthy had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Chris Billam-Smith on 31st July 2021 by split decision in their CBC Commonwealth Cruiserweight and BBBOC British Cruiserweight championship fight at Matchroom Fight Camp, Essex, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Alexandru Jur on 15th May 2021 by knockout in the 6th round at Manchester Arena, Lancashire.
Going into that contest, he had beat Bilal Laggoune on 31st October 2020 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London.
Before that, he had won against Fabio Turchi on 11th October 2019 by split decision in their 12 round contest at PalaTrento, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy.
He had been beaten by Richard Riakporhe on 2nd March 2019 by technical knockout in the 4th round at East of England Arena, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Chris Billam-Smith had been fighting more than Tommy McCarthy.
Going to this contest, Chris Billam-Smith had last fought 5 months and 3 days ago, while Tommy McCarthy's last outing had been 8 months and 16 days ago.
Billam Smith's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 41 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.2 rounds on average.
McCarthy's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 46 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.2 rounds on average.
What time did Billam-Smith vs McCarthy II start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM BST at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom, which was 4:00 PM EST or 1:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
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What were the odds on Billam-Smith vs McCarthy II?
Chris Billam-Smith was a 2/5 (-250) favourite going into the contest, while Tommy McCarthy made his way into the ring at 2/1 (+200) with oddsmakers.