Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Franklin vs Forrest?
Jermaine Franklin beat Jerry Forrest by split decision in their 10 round contest on Friday 12th July 2019 at Emerald Queen Casino in Washington.
The scorecards were announced as 97-93, 95-96, 97-93 in favor of winner Jermaine Franklin.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Franklin vs Forrest stats
Jermaine Franklin stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 18 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Jerry Forrest made his way to the ring with a record of 25 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 19 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Forrest had a slight advantage in power over Franklin, with a 76% knock out percentage over Franklin's 72%.
Jermaine Franklin was the younger man by 5 years, at 28 years old.
Franklin had a height advantage of 1 inch over Forrest.
Jermaine Franklin fought out of the orthodox stance, while Jerry Forrest was a southpaw.
Franklin was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 9 less fights, and made his debut in 2015, 2 year and 8 months later than Forrest, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 1 more professional rounds, 94 to Forrest's 93.
Franklin's last 4 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 29 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.3 rounds on average.
What time did Franklin vs Forrest start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Emerald Queen Casino, Washington, United States, which was around 4:00 AM BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Franklin vs Forrest?
Jermaine Franklin was a 3/25 (-833) favourite going into the contest, while Jerry Forrest made his way into the ring at 9/2 (+450) with oddsmakers.