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Who won Herring vs Roach?
Jamel Herring beat Lamont Roach by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 9th November 2019 at Chukchansi Park in California.
The scorecards were announced as 117-111, 115-113, 117-111 in favor of winner Jamel Herring.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 130 pounds (9.3 stone or 59 KG).
This contest was for the WBO super featherweight championship of the world.
Also, on the undercard Amir Imam was victorious over Marcos Mojica and Kubrat Pulev beat Rydell Booker.
Herring vs Roach stats
Jamel Herring stepped into the ring with a record of 20 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Lamont Roach made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 19 wins and 1 draw, with 7 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Herring had advantage in power over Roach, with a 50% knock out percentage over Roach's 37%.
Jamel Herring was the older man by 9 years, at 35 years old.
Herring had a height advantage of 3 inches over Roach. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Jamel Herring & Lamont Roach fought out of an orthodox stance.
Herring was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 2 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 1 year and 4 months earlier than Roach, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 32 more professional rounds, 162 to Roach's 130.
Lamont Roach was ranked number 2 by the WBO in the 130lb division.
Herring vs Roach form
Herring had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 4 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Carl Frampton on 3rd April 2021 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBO World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Caesars Palace Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Previous to that, he had beat Jonathan Oquendo on 5th September 2020 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their WBO World Junior Lightweight championship fight at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada, United States.
Going into that contest, he had won against Lamont Roach on 9th November 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Chukchansi Park, California.
Before that, he had beat Masayuki Ito on 25th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Junior Lightweight championship fight at Osceola Heritage Park, Florida.
He had defeated Adeilson Dos Santos on 14th December 2018 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at American Bank Center, Texas.
Roach had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Jonathan Oquendo on 4th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Alberto Mercado on 15th December 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Deivi Julio Bassa on 20th July 2018 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Grand Oasis Arena, Quintana Roo, Mexico.
Before that, he had beat Rey Perez on 30th November 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at MGM National Harbor, Maryland, United States.
Hehad won against Luis Hinojosa on 21st October 2017 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, New York.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Jamel Herring had been fighting more than Lamont Roach.
Going to this contest, Jamel Herring had last fought 6 months and 24 days ago, while Lamont Roach's last outing had been 2 years, 5 months and 23 days ago.
Herring's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 46 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.2 rounds on average.
Roach's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 37 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.4 rounds on average.
What time did Herring vs Roach start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at Chukchansi Park, California, United States, which was around 3:00 AM GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Herring vs Roach?
Herring vs Roach was broadcast on ESPN+ in the US.
What were the odds on Herring vs Roach?
Jamel Herring was a 9/25 (-277) favourite going into the contest, while Lamont Roach made his way into the ring at 21/10 (+210) with oddsmakers.