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Jay Harris vs Ricardo Rafael Sandoval report
Who won Harris vs Sandoval?
Ricardo Rafael Sandoval beat Jay Harris by knockout in the 8th round on Friday 25th June 2021 at Bolton Whites Hotel (formerly De Vere Whites) in Lancashire.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 112 pounds (8 stone or 50.8 KG).
This contest was a final eliminator for the IBF flyweight championship of the world.
Also, on the undercard Paul Butler was victorious over Willibaldo Garcia Perez, Gary Cully beat Viorel Simion and Hosea Burton defeated Liam Conroy.
Harris vs Sandoval stats
Jay Harris stepped into the ring with a record of 18 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Ricardo Rafael Sandoval made his way to the ring with a record of 18 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 13 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Sandoval had a large advantage in power over Harris, boosting at 72% knock out percentage over Harris' 50%.
Jay Harris was the older man by 8 years, at 32 years old.
Sandoval had a height advantage of 1 inch over Harris.
Both Jay Harris & Ricardo Rafael Sandoval fought out of an orthodox stance.
Harris was the more experienced professional fighter, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2013, 2 years and 10 months earlier than Sandoval, whose first professional fight was in 2016. He had fought 10 more professional rounds, 117 to Sandoval's 107.
Jay Harris went into the fight ranked number 3 by the WBC, 5 by the WBO and 8 by the IBF at flyweight.
Ricardo Rafael Sandoval was ranked number 2 by the WBO and 5 by the IBF in the 112lb division.
Harris vs Sandoval form
Harris had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Marcel Braithwaite on 18th October 2020 by unanimous decision in their CBC Commonwealth Flyweight championship fight at Production Park Studios, Yorkshire, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Julio Cesar Martinez on 29th February 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Flyweight championship fight at The Ford Center at The Star, Texas, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Paddy Barnes on 11th October 2019 by knockout in the 4th round at Ulster Hall, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had won against Angel Moreno on 1st June 2019 by points in the 12th round at Vale Sports Arena, Wales.
He had beat Brett Fidoe on 1st March 2019 by points in the 6th round at Vale Sports Arena, Wales.
Harris' last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 44 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.8 rounds on average.
Sandoval's last 4 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 23 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.8 rounds on average.
What time did Harris vs Sandoval start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM BST at Bolton Whites Hotel (formerly De Vere Whites), Lancashire, United Kingdom, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Harris vs Sandoval?
The ESPN+ show is expected to begin at 2:00 PM EST / 11:00 AM PST. The IFL TV broadcast of the card is expected to start at 5:15 PM (BTS).
What were the odds on Harris vs Sandoval?
Jay Harris was a 67/100 (-150) favourite going into the contest, while Ricardo Rafael Sandoval made his way into the ring at 6/5 (+120) with oddsmakers.