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 Jarrett Hurd beat Jason Welborn for the IBF World Junior Middleweight and WBA Super World Super Welterweight belts and Luis Ortiz defeated Travis Kauffman.
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 37 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 17 less professional rounds, 74 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 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Christian Hammer on 2nd July 2022 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Wembley Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Carlos Takam on 24th July 2021 by technical knockout in the 6th round at SSE Arena, Wembley, London.
Going into that contest, he had beat Daniel Dubois on 28th November 2020 by knockout in the 10th round in their CBC Commonwealth Heavyweight championship fight at Church House, London.
Before that, he had defeated Michael Wallisch on 25th July 2020 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at BT Sport Studio, London.
He had won against Bryant Jennings on 13th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at The O2 Arena, London.
Joyce's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 35 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7 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 (-10000) favourite going into the contest, while Joe Hanks made his way into the ring at 16/1 (+1600) with oddsmakers.