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Lewis Ritson vs Ohara Davies report
Who won Ritson vs Davies?
Ohara Davies beat Lewis Ritson by knockout in the 9th round on Saturday 4th March 2023 at Newcastle Arena in Newcastle.
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).
This contest was a final eliminator for the WBA super lightweight championship of the world.
The undercard featured the clash of Ward vs Kholmatov.
Ritson vs Davies stats
Lewis Ritson stepped into the ring with a record of 23 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws.
Ohara Davies made his way to the ring with a record of 24 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws.
Lewis Ritson was the younger man by 2 years, at 29 years old.
Ritson had a height advantage of 3 inches over Davies.
Both Lewis Ritson & Ohara Davies fought out of an orthodox stance.
Ritson's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Davies', having had 1 less fights, and made his debut in 2015, 11 months later than Davies, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 11 more professional rounds, 154 to Davies' 143.
Lewis Ritson went into the fight ranked number 4 by the WBA at super lightweight.
Ohara Davies was ranked number 2 by the WBA in the 140lb division.
Ritson vs Davies form
Ritson had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Dejan Zlaticanin on 25th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Newcastle Arena, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat Christian Uruzquieta on 18th December 2021 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Rainton Meadows Arena, Tyne and Wear.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Jeremias Ponce on 12th June 2021 by technical knockout in the 10th round at Eagles Community Arena, Tyne and Wear.
Before that, he had won against Miguel Vazquez on 17th October 2020 by split decision in their 12 round contest at Newcastle Arena, Tyne and Wear.
He had beat Robbie Davies Jnr on 19th October 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Newcastle Arena, Tyne and Wear.
Davies had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Ismael Barroso on 26th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Motospace Dubai Investment Park, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Previous to that, he had defeated Tyrone McKenna on 30th September 2020 by majority decision in their 10 round contest at York Hall, London, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had won against Jeff Ofori on 21st February 2020 by technical knockout in the 6th round at York Hall, London.
Before that, he had defeated Logan Yoon on 22nd November 2019 by technical knockout in the 7th round at York Hall, London.
He had beat Miguel Vazquez on 28th June 2019 by points in the 10th round at York Hall, London.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Lewis Ritson had been fighting more than Ohara Davies.
Going to this contest, Lewis Ritson had last fought 1 year, 2 months and 11 days ago, while Ohara Davies' last outing had been 1 year, 6 months and 10 days ago.
Ritson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 53 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.6 rounds on average.
Davies' last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 43 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.6 rounds on average.
What time did Ritson vs Davies start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM GMT at Newcastle Arena, Newcastle, United Kingdom, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Ritson vs Davies?
The Fite.tv PPV US show is expected to begin at 12:00 PM EST / 9:00 AM PST. The Fite.tv PPV UK broadcast of the card is expected to start at 5:00 PM (BTS).
What were the odds on Ritson vs Davies?
Lewis Ritson was a 6/4 (+160) underdog going into the contest, while Ohara Davies made his way into the ring at 4/7 (-190) with oddsmakers.