Bolton Whites Hotel (formerly De Vere Whites), Bolton, United Kingdom
Tape rankings @ Super Middleweight
Who won Cox vs Rios?
Jamie Cox beat Martin Fidel Rios by points in the 10th round on Saturday 22nd October 2016 at Bolton Whites Hotel (formerly De Vere Whites) in Bolton.
The scorecards were announced as 98-86, 88-83, 87-84 in favor of winner Jamie Cox.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Super Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 168 pounds (12 stone or 76.2 KG).
Cox vs Rios stats
Jamie Cox stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 20 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Martin Fidel Rios made his way to the ring with a record of 20 wins, 9 loses and 3 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Cox had a slight advantage in power over Rios, with a 60% knock out percentage over Rios' 55%.
Jamie Cox was the older man by 6 years, at 35 years old.
Jamie Cox fought out of the southpaw stance, while Martin Fidel Rios was an orthodox fighter.
Cox was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 12 less fights, and made his debut in 2007, 5 years and 5 months earlier than Rios, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 104 less professional rounds, 115 to Rios' 219.
Cox vs Rios form
Cox 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 Ferenc Albert on 7th November 2015 by technical knockout in the 1st round at National Stadium, Dublin, Ireland.
Previous to that, he had defeated Blas Miguel Martinez on 24th July 2015 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Wembley Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had beat Alistair Warren on 14th February 2015 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Civic Hall, Wolverhampton.
Before that, he had won against Matiouze Royer on 15th June 2013 by points in the 6th round at Oasis Leisure Centre, Swindon.
He had beat Obodai Sai on 9th September 2011 by unanimous decision in their CBC Commonwealth Super Welterweight championship fight at Hilton Hotel, Mayfair.
Cox's last 5 fights had come over a period of 10 years, 1 month and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 21 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.2 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Cox vs Rios?
Jamie Cox was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Martin Fidel Rios made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.