Bramall Lane Football Ground, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Tape rankings @ Super Middleweight
Who won Cox vs Taylor?
Jamie Cox beat Lewis Taylor by technical decision in their 9 round contest on Saturday 27th May 2017 at Bramall Lane Football Ground in Sheffield.
The scorecards were announced as 88-83, 88-83, 87-84 in favor of winner Jamie Cox.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 168 pounds (12 stone or 76.2 KG).
Cox vs Taylor stats
Jamie Cox stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 21 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Lewis Taylor made his way to the ring with a record of 19 wins, 3 loses and 1 draw, with 3 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Cox had a massive power advantage over Taylor, boosting at 57% knock out percentage over Taylor's 16%.
Jamie Cox was the older man by 4 years, at 35 years old.
Jamie Cox fought out of the southpaw stance, while Lewis Taylor was an orthodox fighter.
Cox was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 2 less fights, and made his debut in 2007, 4 years and 3 months earlier than Taylor, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 27 less professional rounds, 115 to Taylor's 142.
Cox vs Taylor form
Cox had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to 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 Taylor?
Jamie Cox was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Lewis Taylor made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.