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Who won Kambosos Jnr vs Bey?
George Kambosos Jnr beat Mickey Bey by split decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 14th December 2019 at Madison Square Garden in New York.
The scorecards were announced as 94-95, 97-92, 96-93 in favor of winner George Kambosos Jnr.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Terence Crawford beating Egidijus Kavaliauskas for the WBO World Welterweight championship. Also, on the undercard Richard Commey lost to Teofimo Lopez for the IBF World Lightweight belt and Michael Conlan defeated Vladimir Nikitin.
Kambosos Jnr vs Bey stats
George Kambosos Jnr stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 17 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Mickey Bey made his way to the ring with a record of 23 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, with 11 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Kambosos Jnr had advantage in power over Bey, with a 59% knock out percentage over Bey's 48%.
George Kambosos Jnr was the younger man by 9 years, at 28 years old.
Bey had 1-inch reach advantage.
Both George Kambosos Jnr & Mickey Bey fought out of an orthodox stance.
Kambosos Jnr was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 9 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 8 year later than Bey, whose first professional fight was in 2005. He had fought 43 less professional rounds, 118 to Bey's 161.
George Kambosos Jnr went into the fight ranked number 5 by the WBO and 3 by the IBF at lightweight.
Kambosos Jnr vs Bey form
Kambosos Jnr remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Mickey Bey on 14th December 2019 by split decision in their 10 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Richard Pena on 7th June 2019 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Olympic Hall Galatsi, Athens, Greece.
Going into that contest, he had beat Rey Perez on 19th January 2019 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.
Before that, he had defeated JR Magboo on 15th July 2018 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
He had won against Jose Forero on 5th May 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Foxwoods Resort, Connecticut, United States.
Bey had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Rances Barthelemy on 3rd June 2016 by split decision in their IBF World Lightweight championship fight at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Naim Nelson on 18th December 2015 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Miguel Vazquez on 13th September 2014 by split decision in their IBF World Lightweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had won against Alan Herrera on 2nd May 2014 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas.
Hehad beat Carlos Cardenas on 6th December 2013 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Little Creek Casino Resort, Shelton.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, George Kambosos Jnr had been fighting more than Mickey Bey.
Going to this contest, George Kambosos Jnr had last fought 1 year, 6 months and 9 days ago, while Mickey Bey's last outing had been 5 years and 20 days ago.
Kambosos Jnr's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 27 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.4 rounds on average.
Bey's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 6 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 6 months and 5 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 47 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.4 rounds on average.
What time did Kambosos Jnr vs Bey start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 8:00 PM EST / 5:00 PM PST at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States, which was around 1:00 AM GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Kambosos Jnr vs Bey?
Kambosos Jnr vs Bey was broadcast on ESPN+ in the US.
What were the odds on Kambosos Jnr vs Bey?
George Kambosos Jnr was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Mickey Bey made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.