Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Garton vs Jenkins?
Chris Jenkins beat Johnny Garton by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Friday 8th March 2019 at Royal Albert Hall in London.
The scorecards were announced as 109-119, 112-116, 112-117 in favor of winner Chris Jenkins.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 147 pounds (10.5 stone or 66.7 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Daniel Dubois beating Razvan Cojanu. Also, on the undercard Anthony Yarde beat Travis Reeves and Liam Williams defeated Joe Mullender for the BBBOC British Middleweight title.
Garton vs Jenkins stats
Johnny Garton stepped into the ring with a record of 23 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Chris Jenkins made his way to the ring with a record of 20 wins, 3 loses and 2 draws, with 8 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Garton had a slight advantage in power over Jenkins, with a 43% knock out percentage over Jenkins' 40%.
Johnny Garton was the older man by 1 year, at 35 years old.
Jenkins had a height advantage of 1 inch over Garton.
Both Johnny Garton & Chris Jenkins fought out of an orthodox stance.
Garton was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2011, 3 months earlier than Jenkins, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 178 less professional rounds, 0 to Jenkins' 178.
Garton vs Jenkins form
Garton had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Gary Corcoran on 20th October 2018 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their BBBOC British Welterweight championship fight at Brentwood Centre, Essex, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Nelson Altamirano on 23rd June 2018 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at The O2 Arena, London.
Going into that contest, he had beat Mihail Orlov on 9th December 2017 by technical knockout in the 10th round at Copper Box Arena, London.
Before that, he had defeated Ivo Gogosevic on 22nd April 2017 by technical knockout in the 6th round at York Hall, London.
He had won against Geiboord Omier on 18th November 2016 by points in the 6th round at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London.
Chris Jenkins had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Edvinas Puplauskas on 2nd February 2019 by points in the 6th round at The Neon, Wales, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had drawn with Darragh Foley on 24th August 2018 by technical draw at Emirates Arena, Scotland.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Akeem Ennis-Brown on 12th May 2018 by technical decision in their 5 round contest at GL1 Leisure Centre, Gloucestershire.
Before that, he had defeated Arvydas Trizno on 22nd December 2017 by points in the 6th round at Active Living Centre, Wales.
He had lost to Tyrone Nurse on 21st November 2015 by unanimous decision in their BBBOC British Super Lightweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Johnny Garton had been fighting more than Chris Jenkins.
Going to this contest, Johnny Garton had last fought 4 years, 3 months and 10 days ago, while Chris Jenkins' last outing had been 3 years, 11 months and 28 days ago.
Garton's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 2 months and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 36 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.2 rounds on average.
Jenkins' last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 2 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 5 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 39 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.8 rounds on average.
What time did Garton vs Jenkins start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 7:00 PM GMT at Royal Albert Hall, London, United Kingdom, which was 2:00 PM EST or 11:00 AM PST on the West Coast of America.
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What were the odds on Garton vs Jenkins?
Johnny Garton was a 7/50 (-710) favourite going into the contest, while Chris Jenkins made his way into the ring at 9/2 (+450) with oddsmakers.