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Anthony Fowler vs Jorge Fortea report
Who won Fowler vs Fortea?
Anthony Fowler beat Jorge Fortea by knockout in the 3rd round on Saturday 20th March 2021 at Wembley (SSE) Arena in London.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 154 pounds (11 stone or 69.8 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Lawrence Okolie beating Krzysztof Glowacki for the WBO World Cruiserweight championship. Also, on the undercard Chris Billam-Smith beat Vasil Ducar and Joe Cordina defeated Faroukh Kourbanov.
Fowler vs Fortea stats
Anthony Fowler stepped into the ring with a record of 13 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Jorge Fortea made his way to the ring with a record of 21 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, with 7 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Fowler had a massive power advantage over Fortea, boosting at 77% knock out percentage over Fortea's 33%.
Anthony Fowler was the same age as Jorge Fortea, at 32 years old.
Fowler had a height advantage of 1 inch over Fortea.
Both Anthony Fowler & Jorge Fortea fought out of an orthodox stance.
Fowler was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 10 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 7 year and 5 months later than Fortea, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 43 less professional rounds, 101 to Fortea's 144.
Anthony Fowler went into the fight ranked number 12 by the WBA and 10 by the WBO at super welterweight.
Jorge Fortea was ranked number 15 by the IBF in the 154lb division.
Fowler vs Fortea form
Fowler had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Adam Harper on 7th August 2020 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Matchroom Fight Camp, Essex, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Jack Flatley on 7th March 2020 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Manchester Arena, Lancashire.
Going into that contest, he had beat Harry Scarff on 23rd November 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Echo Arena, Liverpool.
Before that, he had defeated Brian Rose on 2nd August 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Exhibition Centre, Merseyside.
He had been beaten by Scott Fitzgerald on 30th March 2019 by split decision in their 10 round contest at Echo Arena, Liverpool.
Fowler's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 38 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.6 rounds on average.
What time did Fowler vs Fortea start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM GMT at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London, United Kingdom, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Fowler vs Fortea?
Fowler vs Fortea was broadcast on Sky Sports Arena in the UK, while the fight was broadcast in the United States by DAZN.
What were the odds on Fowler vs Fortea?
Anthony Fowler was a 1/25 (-2500) favourite going into the contest, while Jorge Fortea made his way into the ring at 9/1 (+900) with oddsmakers.