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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 36 years, at 36 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
Coffie had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Darmani Rock on 30th January 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at Shrine Exposition Center, California, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Joey Abell on 7th November 2020 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Microsoft Theater, California.
Going into that contest, he had won against Luis Eduardo Pena on 8th August 2020 by knockout in the 5th round at Microsoft Theater, California.
Before that, he had beat Carlos Sandoval on 1st February 2020 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Mississippi.
He had defeated Grover Young on 14th December 2019 by technical decision in their 5 round contest at Zembo Shrine, Pennsylvania.
Jonathan Rice had stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Efe Ajagba on 19th September 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Demsey McKean on 7th March 2020 by technical knockout in the 10th round at The Star, Queensland, Australia.
Going into that contest, he had won against Christian Mariscal on 31st August 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Big Punch Arena, Baja California, Mexico.
Before that, he had defeated Christian Mariscal on 31st August 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Big Punch Arena, Baja California.
He had beat Misael Sanchez on 27th July 2019 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Big Punch Arena, Baja California.
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 1 year, 6 months and 19 days ago, while Jonathan Rice's last outing had been 1 year, 10 months and 30 days ago.
Coffie's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 14 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 3 years and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 23 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.6 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.