Tape rankings @ Middleweight
Who won Eggington vs Jkitou?
Sam Eggington beat Bilel Jkitou by split decision in their 12 round contest on Friday 10th September 2021 at Skydome in West Midlands.
The scorecards were announced as 117-112, 117-111, 112-116 in favor of winner Sam Eggington.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 160 pounds (11.4 stone or 72.6 KG).
The undercard featured the clash of Pitters vs Daku.
Eggington vs Jkitou stats
Sam Eggington stepped into the ring with a record of 30 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, 18 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Bilel Jkitou made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 15 wins and 0 draws, with 6 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Eggington had advantage in power over Jkitou, with a 60% knock out percentage over Jkitou's 40%.
Sam Eggington was the older man by 27 years, at 27 years old.
Both Sam Eggington & Bilel Jkitou fought out of an orthodox stance.
Eggington was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 22 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 2 years and 4 months earlier than Jkitou, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 129 more professional rounds, 223 to Jkitou's 94.
Sam Eggington went into the fight ranked number 15 by the WBC at middleweight.
Eggington vs Jkitou form
Eggington had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Carlos Molina on 22nd May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Skydome, West Midlands, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Ashley Theophane on 11th December 2020 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Fly By Nite Rehearsal Studios, Worcestershire.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Ted Cheeseman on 1st August 2020 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Matchroom Fight Camp, Essex.
Before that, he had beat Orlando Fiordigiglio on 19th September 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Tuscany Hall, Toscana, Italy.
He had lost to Liam Smith on 30th March 2019 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Eggington's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 37 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.4 rounds on average.
What time did Eggington vs Jkitou start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM BST at Skydome, West Midlands, United Kingdom, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Eggington vs Jkitou?
Eggington vs Jkitou was broadcast on Channel 5 in the UK.
What were the odds on Eggington vs Jkitou?
Sam Eggington was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Bilel Jkitou made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.