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Sunny Edwards vs Jayson Mama report
Who won Edwards vs Mama?
Sunny Edwards beat Jayson Mama by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 11th December 2021 at Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai.
The scorecards were announced as 117-110, 118-109, 118-109 in favor of winner Sunny Edwards.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 112 pounds (8 stone or 50.8 KG).
This contest was for the IBF flyweight championship of the world.
The undercard featured the clash of Nietes vs Jimenez.
Edwards vs Mama stats
Sunny Edwards stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 16 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Jayson Mama made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 16 wins and 0 draws, with 9 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Mama had a massive power advantage over Edwards, boosting at 56% knock out percentage over Edwards' 25%.
Sunny Edwards was the older man by 1 year, at 27 years old.
Mama had a height advantage of 1 inch over Edwards. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Both Sunny Edwards & Jayson Mama fought out of an orthodox stance.
Edwards was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2016, 7 months later than Mama, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 42 more professional rounds, 149 to Mama's 107.
Jayson Mama was ranked number 3 by the IBF in the 112lb division.
Edwards vs Mama form
Edwards remained undefeated as a professional.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Thomas Essomba on 29th August 2020 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at BT Sport Studio, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Marcel Braithwaite on 21st December 2019 by unanimous decision in their BBBOC British Super Flyweight championship fight at Copper Box Arena, London.
Going into that contest, he had beat Hugo Rosendo Guarneros on 14th September 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at York Hall, London.
Before that, he had won against Hiram Gallardo on 13th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at O2 Arena, London.
He had beat Junior Granados on 15th December 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Brentwood Centre, Essex.
Edwards' last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 5 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 54 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.8 rounds on average.
What time did Edwards vs Mama start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 7:15 PM UTC at Coca-Cola Arena, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, which was 2:15 PM EST or 11:15 AM PST on the West Coast of America, or 7:15 PM GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Edwards vs Mama?
The AXS TV show is expected to begin at 11:00 AM EST / 8:00 AM PST. The FreeSports broadcast of the card is expected to start at 5:30 PM (BTS).
What were the odds on Edwards vs Mama?
Sunny Edwards was a 29/100 (-340) favourite going into the contest, while Jayson Mama made his way into the ring at 13/5 (+260) with oddsmakers.