Jul 31 2021
Saturday

Prudential Center, New Jersey, United States

10 rounds contest @ Heavyweight
12-0-0
TKO 5
TKO 5
13-6-1

The tape

35
Age
6' 5" / 196 cm
Height
6' 5" / 196 cm
83.1" / 211 cm
Reach
81.1" / 206 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

KOTKOKOTKOTD
Form
UDTKOKOTKOKO
12
Wins
13
9
By KO
9
75
KO%
69
0
Loses
6
0
Draws
1
2017
Debut
2014

Tape rankings @ Heavyweight

-
The Ring
-
9
WBA
-
-
WBC
-
-
WBO
-
-
IBF
-

Michael Polite Coffie vs Jonathan Rice report

Who won Coffie vs Rice?

Jonathan Rice beat Michael Polite Coffie by technical knockout in the 5th round on Saturday 31st July 2021 at Prudential Center in New Jersey.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.

Also, on the undercard Andre Dirrell was victorious over Christopher Brooker and Joey Spencer beat James Martin.

Coffie vs Rice stats

Michael Polite Coffie stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 12 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Jonathan Rice made his way to the ring with a record of 13 wins, 6 loses and 1 draw, with 9 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggested Coffie had a slight advantage in power over Rice, with a 75% knock out percentage over Rice's 69%.

Michael Polite Coffie was the older man by 35 years, at 35 years old.

Coffie had 2-inch reach advantage.

Both Michael Polite Coffie & Jonathan Rice fought out of an orthodox stance.

Coffie was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 8 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 3 year and 8 months later than Rice, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 59 less professional rounds, 41 to Rice's 100.

Michael Polite Coffie went into the fight ranked number 9 by the WBA at heavyweight.

Coffie vs Rice form

Michael Polite Coffie had stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Jonathan Rice on 31st July 2021 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Prudential Center, New Jersey, United States.

Previous to that, he had beat Darmani Rock on 30th January 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at Shrine Exposition Center, California.

Going into that contest, he had won against Joey Abell on 7th November 2020 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Microsoft Theater, California.

Before that, he had beat Luis Eduardo Pena on 8th August 2020 by knockout in the 5th round at Microsoft Theater, California.

He had defeated Carlos Sandoval on 1st February 2020 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Mississippi.

Jonathan Rice had stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Michael Polite Coffie on 31st July 2021 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Prudential Center, New Jersey, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Efe Ajagba on 19th September 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada.

Going into that contest, he had lost to Demsey McKean on 7th March 2020 by technical knockout in the 10th round at The Star, Queensland, Australia.

Before that, he had won against Christian Mariscal on 31st August 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Big Punch Arena, Baja California, Mexico.

Hehad defeated Christian Mariscal on 31st August 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Big Punch Arena, Baja California.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Michael Polite Coffie had been fighting more than Jonathan Rice.

Going to this contest, Michael Polite Coffie had last fought 5 months and 22 days ago, while Jonathan Rice's last outing had been 5 months and 22 days ago.

Coffie's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.2 rounds on average.

Rice's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 27 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.4 rounds on average.

What time did Coffie vs Rice start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at Prudential Center, New Jersey, United States, which was around 3:00 AM BST in the UK.

Who broadcast Coffie vs Rice?

Coffie vs Rice was broadcast on FOX in the US.

What were the odds on Coffie vs Rice?

Michael Polite Coffie was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Jonathan Rice made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.

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