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Who won Easter Jr vs Commey?
Robert Easter Jr beat Richard Commey by split decision in their 12 round contest on Friday 9th September 2016 at Santander Arena in Reading.
The scorecards were announced as 115-112, 113-114, 114-113 in favor of winner Robert Easter Jr.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
This contest was for the IBF lightweight championship of the world.
Easter Jr vs Commey stats
Robert Easter Jr stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 17 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 14 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Richard Commey made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 24 wins and 0 draws, with 22 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Commey had a slight advantage in power over Easter Jr, with a 92% knock out percentage over Easter Jr's 82%.
Robert Easter Jr was the younger man by 4 years, at 31 years old.
Easter Jr had a height advantage of 2 inches over Commey. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.
Both Robert Easter Jr & Richard Commey fought out of an orthodox stance.
Easter Jr was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 7 less fights, and made his debut in 2012, 1 year and 8 months later than Commey, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 49 less professional rounds, 152 to Commey's 201.
Easter Jr vs Commey form
Robert Easter Jr had stopped all of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Argenis Mendez on 1st April 2016 by technical knockout in the 5th round at DC Armory, Washington, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Juan Ramon Solis on 3rd October 2015 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati.
Going into that contest, he had beat Osumanu Akaba on 28th August 2015 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington.
Before that, he had won against Miguel Angel Mendoza on 20th June 2015 by knockout in the 2nd round at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
He had beat Alejandro Rodriguez on 7th March 2015 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Richard Commey had stopped all of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Anzor Gamgebeli on 19th March 2016 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at MusikTeatret, Albertslund, Denmark.
Previous to that, he had defeated Kakha Avetisiani on 17th October 2015 by technical knockout in the 5th round at DM-Arena, Karlsruhe, Germany.
Going into that contest, he had won against Bahodir Mamadjonov on 22nd May 2015 by technical knockout in the 8th round at The D Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, United States.
Before that, he had defeated Thompson Mokwana on 14th March 2015 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their CBC Commonwealth Lightweight championship fight at Emperors Palace, Kempton Park, South Africa.
He had beat Mikheil Avakyan on 7th February 2015 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Arena Nord, Frederikshavn, Denmark.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Robert Easter Jr had been fighting more than Richard Commey.
Going to this contest, Robert Easter Jr had last fought 6 years, 8 months and 8 days ago, while Richard Commey's last outing had been 6 years, 8 months and 20 days ago.
Easter Jr's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 9 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 6 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.6 rounds on average.
Commey's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 10 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 6 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 26 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.2 rounds on average.
What time did Easter Jr vs Commey start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 12:00 AM EST / 9:00 PM PST at Santander Arena, Reading, United States, which was around 5:00 AM BST in the UK.
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