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Robert Easter Jr vs Richard Commey report
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 32 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 60 less professional rounds, 152 to Commey's 212.
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 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had drawn with Jose Pedraza on 27th August 2022 by split draw in their 10 round contest at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Oklahoma, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Vasyl Lomachenko on 11th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Jackson Marinez on 13th February 2021 by technical knockout in the 6th round at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada.
Before that, he had lost to Teofimo Lopez on 14th December 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their IBF World Lightweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.
He had won against Raymundo Beltran on 28th June 2019 by knockout in the 8th round in their IBF World Lightweight championship fight at Pechanga Resort & Casino, California.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Richard Commey had been fighting more than Robert Easter Jr.
Going to this contest, Robert Easter Jr had last fought 6 years, 11 months and 27 days ago, while Richard Commey's last outing had been 7 months and 1 day ago.
Easter Jr's last 5 fights had come over a period of 8 years and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 7 months and 11 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 3 years and 9 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 38 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.6 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.
Who broadcast Easter Jr vs Commey?
Easter Jr vs Commey was broadcast on Spike US in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by Spike UK.
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