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Who won Heffron vs Williams?
Liam Williams beat Mark Heffron by technical knockout in the 10th round on Saturday 22nd December 2018 at Manchester Arena in Manchester.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 160 pounds (11.4 stone or 72.6 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Josh Warrington beating Carl Frampton for the IBF World Featherweight championship. Also, on the undercard Nathan Gorman beat Razvan Cojanu, Martin Murray was overcome by Hassan N’Dam, Michael Conlan was victorious over Jason Cunningham and Billy Joe Saunders beat Charles Adamu.
Heffron vs Williams stats
Liam Williams stepped into the ring with a record of 18 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Mark Heffron made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 21 wins and 0 draws, with 17 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Heffron had a slight advantage in power over Williams, with a 81% knock out percentage over Williams' 72%.
Liam Williams was the older man by 30 years, at 30 years old.
Heffron had a height advantage of 1 inch over Williams.
Both Liam Williams & Mark Heffron fought out of an orthodox stance.
Williams' experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Heffron's, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2011, 1 year and 2 months later than Heffron, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 30 more professional rounds, 145 to Heffron's 115.
Liam Williams went into the fight ranked number 14 by the WBC and 15 by the WBO at middleweight.
Heffron vs Williams form
Liam Williams had stopped all of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Andrew Robinson on 10th October 2020 by knockout in the 1st round in their BBBOC British Middleweight championship fight at BT Sport Studio, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Alantez Fox on 21st December 2019 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Copper Box Arena, London.
Going into that contest, he had beat Karim Achour on 13th July 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at O2 Arena, London.
Before that, he had defeated Joe Mullender on 8th March 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round in their BBBOC British Middleweight championship fight at Royal Albert Hall, London.
He had won against Mark Heffron on 22nd December 2018 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their BBBOC British Middleweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
Williams' last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4 rounds on average.
What time did Heffron vs Williams start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM GMT at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom, which was 4:00 PM EST or 1:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
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What were the odds on Heffron vs Williams?
Liam Williams was a 17/10 (+170) underdog going into the contest, while Mark Heffron made his way into the ring at 23/50 (-217) with oddsmakers.