Derby Park Expo, Kentucky, United States
Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Franklin vs Phelps?
Jermaine Franklin beat Cory Phelps by knockout in the 1st round on Friday 15th December 2017 at Derby Park Expo in Kentucky.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Franklin vs Phelps stats
Jermaine Franklin stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 14 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Cory Phelps made his way to the ring with a record of 16 wins, 9 loses and 1 draw, with 8 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Franklin had a large advantage in power over Phelps, boosting at 79% knock out percentage over Phelps' 50%.
Jermaine Franklin was the younger man by 9 years, at 28 years old.
Phelps had a height advantage of 1 inch over Franklin.
Both Jermaine Franklin & Cory Phelps fought out of an orthodox stance.
Franklin was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 12 less fights, and made his debut in 2015, 10 year and 2 months later than Phelps, whose first professional fight was in 2005. He had fought 8 more professional rounds, 94 to Phelps' 86.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Cory Phelps had been fighting more than Jermaine Franklin.
Going to this contest, Jermaine Franklin had last fought 3 years, 10 months and 12 days ago, while Cory Phelps' last outing had been 7 years, 2 months and 4 days ago.
What were the odds on Franklin vs Phelps?
Jermaine Franklin was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Cory Phelps made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.