Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Clay vs Kongo?
Chris Kongo beat Luther Clay by technical knockout in the 9th round on Saturday 22nd August 2020 at Matchroom Fight Camp in Essex.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 147 pounds (10.5 stone or 66.7 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Dillian Whyte losing to Alexander Povetkin for the WBC World Heavyweight championship. Also, on the undercard Katie Taylor beat Delfine Persoon, Jack Cullen defeated Zak Chelli and Alen Babic was victorious over Shawndell Terell Winters.
Clay vs Kongo stats
Luther Clay stepped into the ring with a record of 13 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Chris Kongo made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 11 wins and 0 draws, with 6 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Kongo had advantage in power over Clay, with a 55% knock out percentage over Clay's 38%.
Luther Clay was the younger man by 3 years, at 25 years old.
Kongo had a height advantage of 3 inches over Clay.
Both Luther Clay & Chris Kongo fought out of an orthodox stance.
Clay was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2016, 5 months earlier than Kongo, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 48 more professional rounds, 101 to Kongo's 53.
Luther Clay went into the fight ranked number 11 by the WBO at welterweight.
Kongo's last 4 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 30 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.8 rounds on average.
What time did Clay vs Kongo start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 8:30 PM BST at Matchroom Fight Camp, Essex, United Kingdom, which was 3:30 PM EST or 12:30 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
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What were the odds on Clay vs Kongo?
Luther Clay was a 6/5 (+120) underdog going into the contest, while Chris Kongo made his way into the ring at 67/100 (-149) with oddsmakers.