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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 33 years old.
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 78 less professional rounds, 134 to Ryder's 212.
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 lost to Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez on 15th December 2018 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBA World Super Middleweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Tyron Zeuge on 14th July 2018 by technical knockout in the 5th round in their WBA World Super Middleweight championship fight at Baden-Arena, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
Going into that contest, he had won against David Brophy on 30th September 2017 by technical knockout in the 1st round in their BBBOC British Super Middleweight and CBC Commonwealth Super Middleweight championship fight at Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had beat John Ryder on 22nd April 2017 by split decision in their BBBOC British Super Middleweight championship fight at Echo Arena, Liverpool.
He had defeated Christopher Rebrasse on 2nd April 2016 by split decision in their 12 round contest at Echo Arena, Liverpool.
John Ryder had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Adam Etches on 4th February 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Olympia, Kensington, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Jack Arnfield on 24th September 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
Going into that contest, he had won against Robert Talarek on 28th May 2016 by points in the 6th round at The SSE Hydro, Glasgow.
Before that, he had defeated Sergey Khomitsky on 30th January 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Copper Box Arena, London.
He had beat Adam Jones on 10th October 2015 by points in the 6th round at York Hall, London.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Rocky Fielding had been fighting more than John Ryder.
Going to this contest, Rocky Fielding had last fought 2 years, 4 months and 8 days ago, while John Ryder's last outing had been 4 years, 2 months and 19 days ago.
Fielding's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 33 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.6 rounds on average.
Ryder's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 6 months and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.6 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 (-227) favourite going into the contest, while John Ryder made his way into the ring at 7/4 (+175) with oddsmakers.