King Power Stadium (Leicester City FC), Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Super Featherweight
Who won Bowen vs Hughes?
Sam Bowen beat Maxi Hughes by technical knockout in the 8th round on Saturday 14th April 2018 at King Power Stadium (Leicester City FC) in Leicestershire.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 130 pounds (9.3 stone or 59 KG).
Bowen vs Hughes stats
Back in April 2018, Sam Bowen stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 12 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Maxi Hughes made his way to the ring with a record of 18 wins, 3 loses and 2 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Bowen had a massive power advantage over Hughes, boosting at 67% knock out percentage over Hughes' 17%.
Sam Bowen was the younger man by 2 years, at 26 years old.
Bowen had a height advantage of 1 inch over Hughes. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Sam Bowen fought out of the orthodox stance, while Maxi Hughes was a southpaw.
Bowen was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 11 less fights, and made his debut in 2015, 4 year and 6 months later than Hughes, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 177 less professional rounds, 66 to Hughes' 243.
Bowen vs Hughes form
Maxi Hughes had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Fonz Alexander on 16th April 2016 by points in the 6th round at First Direct Arena, Leeds, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated James Fryers on 6th February 2016 by split decision in their 10 round contest at Europa Hotel, Belfast.
Going into that contest, he had beat Abdon Cesar on 23rd October 2015 by points in the 6th round at Devonshire Dome, Buxton.
Before that, he had been beaten by Martin Joseph Ward on 11th April 2015 by points in the 5th round at First Direct Arena, Leeds.
He had drawn with Martin Joseph Ward on 6th December 2014 by majority draw in their 10 round contest at York Hall, London, United States.
Hughes' last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 37 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.4 rounds on average.
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