VS
Dec 15 2023
Friday

The Star, Sydney, Pyrmont, Australia

12 round contest @ Super Bantamweight
Zhong Liu
Liu
Afghanistan flag
16-0-0
UD 12

Score cards

  • 119-109
  • 118-110
  • 120-108
UD 12
19-0-0

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The tape

25
Age
33
5' 7" / 169 cm
Height
5' 7" / 170 cm
66.5" / 169 cm
Reach
67.7" / 172 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Southpaw (L)

Tape record

UDSDUDUDTKO
Form
16
Wins
19
7
By KO
7
44
KO%
37
0
Loses
0
0
Draws
0
2018
Debut
2015

Tape rankings @ Super Bantamweight

6
The Ring
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-
WBA
-
8
WBC
-
1
WBO
14
1
IBF
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Sam Goodman vs Zhong Liu report


Who won Goodman vs Liu?

Sam Goodman beat Zhong Liu by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Friday, December 15th, 2023, at The Star, Sydney, Pyrmont.

The scorecards were announced as 119-109, 118-110, 120-108 in favor of winner Sam Goodman.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 122 pounds (8.7 stone or 55.3 kg).

The undercard featured the clash of Wilson vs England.

Goodman vs Liu stats

Back in December 2023, Sam Goodman stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 16 wins, zero losses, and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by way of knockout.

Zhong Liu made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 19 wins and 0 draws, with 7 of those by knockout.

The stats suggested Goodman had a slight advantage in power over Liu, with a 44% knockout percentage compared to Liu's 37%.

Sam Goodman was the younger man by 8 years, at 25 years old.

Liu had a 1-inch reach advantage.

Sam Goodman fought out of the orthodox stance, while Zhong Liu was a southpaw.

Goodman was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 3 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2018, 2 years and 3 months later than Liu, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 18 more professional rounds, totaling 125 compared to Liu's 107.

Sam Goodman went into the fight ranked number 8 by the WBC, 1 by the WBO, and 1 by the IBF at super bantamweight.

Zhong Liu was ranked number 14 by the WBO in the 122lb division.

Goodman vs Liu form

Goodman remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 1 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Miguel Flores on October 15, 2023, by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Gold Coast Convention Centre, Broadbeach, Australia.

Prior to that, he had defeated Raeese Aleem on June 18, 2023, by split decision in their IBF World Junior Featherweight championship fight at Gold Coast Convention Centre, Broadbeach.

Going into that contest, he had beaten TJ Doheny on March 12, 2023, by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney Olympic Park.

Before that, he had won against Jason Cooper on October 8, 2022, by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Broadmeadow, Newcastle.

He had beaten Juan Miguel Elorde on July 20, 2022, by technical knockout in the 8th round at Hordern Pavilion, Sydney.

Activity check

Goodman's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 4 months and 25 days, which means he had been fighting approximately every 3 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 52 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.4 rounds on average.

What time did Goodman vs Liu start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 AM UTC at The Star, Sydney, Pyrmont, Australia, which was 6:00 AM EST or 3:00 AM PST on the West Coast of America, or 11:00 AM GMT in the UK.

What were the odds on Goodman vs Liu?

Sam Goodman was a 1/40 (-5000) favorite going into the contest, while Zhong Liu made his way into the ring at 12/1 (+1200) with oddsmakers.

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