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Rocky Fielding vs John Ryder report
Who won Fielding vs Ryder?
Rocky Fielding beat John Ryder by split decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 22nd April 2017 at Echo Arena in Liverpool.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Rocky Fielding.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 168 pounds (12 stone or 76.2 KG).
Fielding vs Ryder stats
Rocky Fielding stepped into the ring with a record of 23 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
John Ryder made his way to the ring with a record of 24 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 12 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Fielding had a slight advantage in power over Ryder, with a 57% knock out percentage over Ryder's 50%.
Rocky Fielding was the older man by 1 year, at 35 years old.
Fielding had a height advantage of 4 inches over Ryder. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Rocky Fielding fought out of the orthodox stance, while John Ryder was a southpaw.
Fielding was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 3 less fights, and made his debut in 2010, 15 days later than Ryder, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 98 less professional rounds, 147 to Ryder's 245.
Rocky Fielding went into the fight ranked number 11 by the WBC, 12 by the WBO and 14 by the IBF at super middleweight.
Fielding vs Ryder form
Fielding 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 Christopher Rebrasse on 2nd April 2016 by split decision in their 12 round contest at Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Callum Smith on 7th November 2015 by technical knockout in the 1st round in their BBBOC British Super Middleweight championship fight at Echo Arena, Liverpool.
Going into that contest, he had beat Brian Vera on 26th June 2015 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Echo Arena, Liverpool.
Before that, he had won against Olegs Fedotovs on 7th March 2015 by points in the 8th round at Ice Arena, Hull.
He had beat Noe Gonzalez Alcoba on 12th July 2014 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Echo Arena, Liverpool.
Ryder had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Jamie Cox on 5th May 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Patrick Nielsen on 14th October 2017 by knockout in the 5th round at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Rocky Fielding on 22nd April 2017 by split decision in their BBBOC British Super Middleweight championship fight at Echo Arena, Liverpool.
Before that, he had won against Adam Etches on 4th February 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Olympia, Kensington.
He had been beaten by Jack Arnfield on 24th September 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, John Ryder had been fighting more than Rocky Fielding.
Going to this contest, Rocky Fielding had last fought 7 years, 2 months and 5 days ago, while John Ryder's last outing had been 5 years, 1 month and 2 days ago.
Fielding's last 5 fights had come over a period of 8 years, 10 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 9 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 28 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.6 rounds on average.
Ryder's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 8 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 43 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.6 rounds on average.
What time did Fielding vs Ryder start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:30 PM BST at Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom, which was 4:30 PM EST or 1:30 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Fielding vs Ryder?
Fielding vs Ryder was broadcast on Sky Sports 1 in the UK.
What were the odds on Fielding vs Ryder?
Rocky Fielding was a 11/25 (-230) favourite going into the contest, while John Ryder made his way into the ring at 7/4 (+180) with oddsmakers.
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