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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
Back in December 2018, 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 same age as Mark Heffron, at 27 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 28 more professional rounds, 147 to Heffron's 119.
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 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Liam Smith on 11th November 2017 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Liam Smith on 8th April 2017 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
Going into that contest, he had won against Gabor Gorbics on 26th November 2016 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff.
Before that, he had beat Gary Corcoran on 16th July 2016 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their BBBOC British Super Welterweight championship fight at Ice Arena Wales, Cardiff.
He had defeated Gustavo Alberto Sanchez on 4th June 2016 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Echo Arena, Liverpool.
Williams' last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 43 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.6 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 (-220) with oddsmakers.