Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Joyce vs Hanks?
Joe Joyce beat Joe Hanks by knockout in the 1st round on Saturday 1st December 2018 at Staples Center in LA.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
This fight appeared on the undercard of Deontay Wilder beating Tyson Fury for the WBC World Heavyweight championship. Also, on the undercard Luis Ortiz beat Travis Kauffman and Jarrett Hurd defeated Jason Welborn for the IBF World Junior Middleweight and WBA Super World Super Welterweight titles.
Joyce vs Hanks stats
Joe Joyce stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 6 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Joe Hanks made his way to the ring with a record of 23 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 15 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Joyce had a massive power advantage over Hanks, boosting at 100% knock out percentage over Hanks' 65%.
Joe Joyce was the younger man by 2 years, at 36 years old.
Joyce had a height advantage of 2 inches over Hanks.
Both Joe Joyce & Joe Hanks fought out of an orthodox stance.
Joyce was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 19 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 9 year and 10 months later than Hanks, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 32 less professional rounds, 59 to Hanks' 91.
Joe Joyce went into the fight ranked number 10 by the WBA at heavyweight.
Joyce vs Hanks form
Joyce remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 5 of his recent opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Iago Kiladze on 30th September 2018 by knockout in the 5th round at Citizens Business Bank Arena, California, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Ivica Bacurin on 15th June 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at York Hall, London, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had beat Lenroy Thomas on 5th May 2018 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their CBC Commonwealth Heavyweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London.
Before that, he had defeated Donnie Palmer on 17th March 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at York Hall, London.
He had won against Rudolf Jozic on 16th February 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at York Hall, London.
Joyce's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
What time did Joyce vs Hanks start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM PST at Staples Center, LA, United States, which was around 2:00 AM GMT in the UK.
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What were the odds on Joyce vs Hanks?
Joe Joyce was a 1/100 (-9999) favourite going into the contest, while Joe Hanks made his way into the ring at 16/1 (+1600) with oddsmakers.