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Ohara Davies vs Derry Mathews report
Who won Davies vs Mathews?
Ohara Davies beat Derry Mathews by technical knockout in the 3rd round on Saturday 4th March 2017 at The O2 Arena in London.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 140 pounds (10 stone or 63.5 KG).
Davies vs Mathews stats
Ohara Davies stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 14 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Derry Mathews made his way to the ring with a record of 38 wins, 11 loses and 2 draws, with 20 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Davies had a large advantage in power over Mathews, boosting at 79% knock out percentage over Mathews' 53%.
Ohara Davies was the younger man by 8 years, at 31 years old.
Mathews had a height advantage of 2 inches over Davies. Despite this, he had 3-inch reach advantage.
Both Ohara Davies & Derry Mathews fought out of an orthodox stance.
Davies was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 37 less fights, and made his debut in 2014, 11 year and 3 months later than Mathews, whose first professional fight was in 2003. He had fought 152 less professional rounds, 143 to Mathews' 295.
Ohara Davies went into the fight ranked number 15 by the WBC and 9 by the IBF at super lightweight.
Davies vs Mathews form
Mathews had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Luke Campbell on 15th October 2016 by knockout in the 4th round at Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Terry Flanagan on 12th March 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Lightweight championship fight at Echo Arena, Liverpool.
Going into that contest, he had won against Tony Luis on 18th April 2015 by unanimous decision in their WBA Interim World Lightweight championship fight at Echo Arena, Liverpool.
Before that, he had beat Gyorgy Mizsei Jr on 6th March 2015 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Echo Arena, Liverpool.
He had defeated Adam Dingsdale on 25th October 2014 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Echo Arena, Liverpool.
Mathews' last 5 fights had come over a period of 8 years, 5 months and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 8 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 45 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9 rounds on average.
What time did Davies vs Mathews start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM GMT at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Davies vs Mathews?
Davies vs Mathews was broadcast on Sky Box Office HD in the UK.
What were the odds on Davies vs Mathews?
Ohara Davies was a 17/100 (-590) favourite going into the contest, while Derry Mathews made his way into the ring at 4/1 (+400) with oddsmakers.
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