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Who won Joyce vs Jennings?
Joe Joyce beat Bryant Jennings by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 13th July 2019 at The O2 Arena in London.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Joe Joyce.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
This fight appeared on the undercard of Daniel Dubois beating Nathan Gorman for the BBBOC British Heavyweight championship. Also, on the undercard Archie Sharp beat Jordan McCorry, Sunny Edwards defeated Hiram Gallardo and Liam Williams was victorious over Karim Achour.
Joyce vs Jennings stats
Joe Joyce stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 9 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Bryant Jennings made his way to the ring with a record of 24 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 14 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Joyce had a massive power advantage over Jennings, boosting at 100% knock out percentage over Jennings' 58%.
Joe Joyce was the younger man by 1 year, at 35 years old.
Joyce had a height advantage of 3 inches over Jennings. Despite this, Jennings had 4-inch reach advantage.
Both Joe Joyce & Bryant Jennings fought out of an orthodox stance.
Joyce was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 18 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 7 year and 7 months later than Jennings, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 119 less professional rounds, 53 to Jennings' 172.
Joe Joyce went into the fight ranked number 14 by the WBC at heavyweight.
Joyce vs Jennings form
Joyce remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 5 of his recent opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Alexander Ustinov on 18th May 2019 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Lamex Stadium, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Bermane Stiverne on 23rd February 2019 by technical knockout in the 6th round at O2 Arena, London.
Going into that contest, he had beat Joe Hanks on 1st December 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Staples Center, LA, United States.
Before that, he had defeated Iago Kiladze on 30th September 2018 by knockout in the 5th round at Citizens Business Bank Arena, California.
He had won against Ivica Bacurin on 15th June 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at York Hall, London, United Kingdom.
Jennings had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Oscar Rivas on 18th January 2019 by technical knockout in the 12th round at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Alexander Dimitrenko on 18th August 2018 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Ocean Resort Casino, New Jersey.
Going into that contest, he had beat Joey Dawejko on 28th April 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Liacouras Center, Pennsylvania.
Before that, he had won against Akhror Muralimov on 16th February 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, Grand Theatre, Nevada.
He had beat Don Haynesworth on 9th December 2017 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Madison Square Garden, New York.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Joe Joyce had been fighting more than Bryant Jennings.
Going to this contest, Joe Joyce had last fought 1 year, 11 months and 2 days ago, while Bryant Jennings' last outing had been 2 years, 3 months and 2 days ago.
Joyce's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.2 rounds on average.
Jennings' last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 37 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.4 rounds on average.
What time did Joyce vs Jennings start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM BST at The O2 Arena, London, 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 Joyce vs Jennings?
Joe Joyce was a 11/50 (-454) favourite going into the contest, while Bryant Jennings made his way into the ring at 4/1 (+400) with oddsmakers.