Tape rankings @ Super Bantamweight
Who won Hernandez vs Ward?
Thomas Patrick Ward beat Jesse Angel Hernandez by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest on Friday 15th February 2019 at Kansas Star Arena in Kansas.
The scorecards were announced as 89-100, 90-99, 90-98 in favor of winner Thomas Patrick Ward.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 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 Ergashev vs Fox.
Hernandez vs Ward stats
Jesse Angel Hernandez stepped into the ring with a record of 12 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Thomas Patrick Ward made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 25 wins and 0 draws, with 4 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Hernandez had a massive power advantage over Ward, boosting at 58% knock out percentage over Ward's 16%.
Jesse Angel Hernandez was the older man by 4 years, at 30 years old.
Hernandez had a height advantage of 2 inches over Ward.
Both Jesse Angel Hernandez & Thomas Patrick Ward fought out of an orthodox stance.
Hernandez was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 12 less fights, and made his debut in 2009, 3 years and 5 months earlier than Ward, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 123 less professional rounds, 68 to Ward's 191.
Jesse Angel Hernandez went into the fight ranked number 14 by the WBA, 15 by the WBO and 13 by the IBF at super bantamweight.
Thomas Patrick Ward was ranked number 4 by the WBO in the 122lb division.
Hernandez vs Ward form
Ward remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Tom Tran on 13th October 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Metro Radio Arena, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Alvaro Rodriguez on 27th July 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Rainton Meadows Arena, Tyne and Wear.
Going into that contest, he had beat Lesther Cantillano on 10th March 2018 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Rainton Meadows Arena, Tyne and Wear.
Before that, he had won against Sean Davis on 11th November 2017 by unanimous decision in their BBBOC British Super Bantamweight championship fight at Metro Radio Arena, Tyne and Wear.
Hehad beat Jazza Dickens on 13th May 2017 by technical decision in their BBBOC British Super Bantamweight championship fight at First Direct Arena, Leeds.
Ward's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 37 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.4 rounds on average.
What time did Hernandez vs Ward start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Kansas Star Arena, Kansas, United States, which was around 4:00 AM GMT in the UK.
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What were the odds on Hernandez vs Ward?
Jesse Angel Hernandez was a 7/4 (+175) underdog going into the contest, while Thomas Patrick Ward made his way into the ring at 53/100 (-188) with oddsmakers.