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Who won Joyce vs Stiverne?
Joe Joyce beat Bermane Stiverne by technical knockout in the 6th round on Saturday 23rd February 2019 at O2 Arena in London.
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 James DeGale losing to Chris Eubank Jr. Also, on the undercard Jermell Charlo lost to Tony Harrison for the WBC World Super Welterweight belt and Lee Selby defeated Omar Douglas.
Joyce vs Stiverne stats
Joe Joyce stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 7 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Bermane Stiverne made his way to the ring with a record of 25 wins, 3 loses and 1 draw, with 21 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Joyce had advantage in power over Stiverne, with a 100% knock out percentage over Stiverne's 84%.
Joe Joyce was the younger man by 7 years, at 35 years old.
Joyce had a height advantage of 4 inches over Stiverne. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Both Joe Joyce & Bermane Stiverne fought out of an orthodox stance.
Joyce was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 22 less fights, and made his debut in 2017, 12 year and 2 months later than Stiverne, whose first professional fight was in 2005. He had fought 72 less professional rounds, 53 to Stiverne's 125.
Joe Joyce went into the fight ranked number 5 by the WBA at heavyweight.
Joyce vs Stiverne 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 Joe Hanks on 1st December 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Staples Center, LA, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Iago Kiladze on 30th September 2018 by knockout in the 5th round at Citizens Business Bank Arena, California.
Going into that contest, he had beat Ivica Bacurin on 15th June 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at York Hall, London, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had defeated 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.
He had won against Donnie Palmer on 17th March 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at York Hall, London.
Stiverne had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Deontay Wilder on 4th November 2017 by knockout in the 1st round in their WBC World Heavyweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Derric Rossy on 14th November 2015 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Deontay Wilder on 17th January 2015 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Heavyweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had beat Chris Arreola on 10th May 2014 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBC World Heavyweight championship fight at USC Galen Center, Los Angeles.
He had won against Chris Arreola on 27th April 2013 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Joe Joyce had been fighting more than Bermane Stiverne.
Going to this contest, Joe Joyce had last fought 2 years, 4 months and 22 days ago, while Bermane Stiverne's last outing had been 3 years, 5 months and 19 days ago.
Joyce's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
Stiverne's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 11 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 7 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 41 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.2 rounds on average.
What time did Joyce vs Stiverne start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM GMT at O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom, which was 4:00 PM EST or 1:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Joyce vs Stiverne?
Joyce vs Stiverne was broadcast on ITV Box Office in the UK.
What were the odds on Joyce vs Stiverne?
Joe Joyce was a 1/25 (-2499) favourite going into the contest, while Bermane Stiverne made his way into the ring at 9/1 (+900) with oddsmakers.