The SSE Hydro, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Super Flyweight
Who won Edwards vs Butcher?
Charlie Edwards beat Iain Butcher by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 15th April 2017 at The SSE Hydro in Glasgow.
The scorecards were announced as 120-108, 120-109, 120-108 in favor of winner Charlie Edwards.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 115 pounds (8.2 stone or 52.2 KG).
Edwards vs Butcher stats
Charlie Edwards stepped into the ring with a record of 9 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Iain Butcher made his way to the ring with a record of 16 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Edwards had advantage in power over Butcher, with a 44% knock out percentage over Butcher's 31%.
Charlie Edwards was the younger man by 1 year, at 29 years old.
Both Charlie Edwards & Iain Butcher fought out of an orthodox stance.
Edwards was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 8 less fights, and made his debut in 2015, 3 year and 3 months later than Butcher, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 8 less professional rounds, 127 to Butcher's 135.
Edwards vs Butcher form
Edwards had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Georgi Georgiev on 26th November 2016 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by John Riel Casimero on 10th September 2016 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their IBF World Flyweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London.
Going into that contest, he had beat Jose Aguilar on 16th July 2016 by unanimous decision in their 6 round contest at Max Schmeling Halle, Prenzlauer Berg, Germany.
Before that, he had won against Luke Wilton on 27th February 2016 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.
He had beat Phil Smith on 21st November 2015 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
Edwards' last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 2 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 5 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 35 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7 rounds on average.
What time did Edwards vs Butcher start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM BST at The SSE Hydro, Glasgow, United Kingdom, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
What were the odds on Edwards vs Butcher?
Charlie Edwards was a 7/25 (-360) favourite going into the contest, while Iain Butcher made his way into the ring at 299/100 (+300) with oddsmakers.