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Who won Brown vs Maxwell?
Sam Maxwell beat Akeem Ennis-Brown by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 28th August 2021 at Arena Birmingham in Birmingham.
The scorecards were announced as 113-116, 114-115, 113-116 in favor of winner Sam Maxwell.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 140 pounds (10 stone or 63.5 KG).
Also, on the undercard Anthony Cacace beat Leon Woodstock for the BBBOC British Super Featherweight championship and Anthony Yarde defeated Alex Theran.
Brown vs Maxwell stats
Akeem Ennis-Brown stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 14 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 1 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Sam Maxwell made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 15 wins and 0 draws, with 11 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Maxwell had a massive power advantage over Ennis Brown, boosting at 73% knock out percentage over Ennis Brown's 7%.
Akeem Ennis-Brown was the younger man by 7 years, at 26 years old.
Ennis Brown had a height advantage of 1 inch over Maxwell.
Both Akeem Ennis-Brown & Sam Maxwell fought out of an orthodox stance.
Ennis Brown was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 1 less fights, and made his debut in 2015, 1 year and 2 months earlier than Maxwell, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 30 more professional rounds, 116 to Maxwell's 86.
Sam Maxwell was ranked number 10 by the WBO in the 140lb division.
Brown vs Maxwell form
Akeem Ennis-Brown had beaten 5 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Philip Bowes on 2nd September 2020 by unanimous decision in their CBC Commonwealth Super Lightweight and BBBOC British Super Lightweight championship fight at LS-Live, Yorkshire, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Bilal Rehman on 1st March 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Vale Sports Arena, Wales.
Going into that contest, he had beat Darragh Foley on 14th December 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at York Hall, London.
Before that, he had won against Chris Jenkins on 12th May 2018 by technical decision in their 5 round contest at GL1 Leisure Centre, Gloucestershire.
He had beat Chris Truman on 23rd September 2017 by points in the 6th round at PlayFootball Arena, Wiltshire.
Maxwell had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Ben Fields on 26th March 2021 by points in the 8th round at Copper Box Arena, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Joe Hughes on 29th August 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at BT Sport Studio, London.
Going into that contest, he had won against Connor Parker on 30th November 2019 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Arena Birmingham, West Midlands.
Before that, he had defeated Oscar Amador on 12th July 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Olympia, Merseyside.
He had beat Sabri Sediri on 23rd March 2019 by technical knockout in the 10th round at Leicester Arena, Leicestershire.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Sam Maxwell had been fighting more than Akeem Ennis-Brown.
Going to this contest, Akeem Ennis-Brown had last fought 1 year, 11 months and 14 days ago, while Sam Maxwell's last outing had been 1 year, 4 months and 21 days ago.
Ennis Brown's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 10 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 43 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.6 rounds on average.
Maxwell's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 37 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.4 rounds on average.
What time did Brown vs Maxwell start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:30 PM BST at Arena Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom, which was 4:30 PM EST or 1:30 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Brown vs Maxwell?
Brown vs Maxwell was broadcast on BT Sport 1 in the UK.
What were the odds on Brown vs Maxwell?
Akeem Ennis-Brown was a 67/100 (-149) favourite going into the contest, while Sam Maxwell made his way into the ring at 6/5 (+120) with oddsmakers.