Tape rankings @ Super Lightweight
Who won Maxwell vs Hughes?
Sam Maxwell beat Joe Hughes by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest on Saturday 29th August 2020 at BT Sport Studio in London.
The scorecards were announced as 98-92, 97-94, 97-94 in favor of winner Sam Maxwell.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Super Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 140 pounds (10 stone or 63.5 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Daniel Dubois beating Ricardo Snijders. Also, on the undercard Sunny Edwards defeated Thomas Essomba and Willy Hutchinson was victorious over Luke Blackledge.
Maxwell vs Hughes stats
Sam Maxwell stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 13 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 11 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Joe Hughes made his way to the ring with a record of 17 wins, 5 loses and 1 draw, with 7 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Maxwell had a massive power advantage over Hughes, boosting at 85% knock out percentage over Hughes' 41%.
Sam Maxwell was the older man by 2 years, at 34 years old.
Both Sam Maxwell & Joe Hughes fought out of an orthodox stance.
Maxwell was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 10 less fights, and made his debut in 2016, 5 year and 11 months later than Hughes, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 106 less professional rounds, 86 to Hughes' 192.
Sam Maxwell went into the fight ranked number 14 by the WBO at super lightweight.
Maxwell vs Hughes form
Joe Hughes had beaten 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Sandor Martin on 12th December 2019 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Palau Olímpic, Cataluña, Spain.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Robbie Davies Jnr on 30th March 2019 by unanimous decision in their BBBOC British Super Lightweight championship fight at Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Andrea Scarpa on 30th November 2018 by split decision in their 12 round contest at Teatro Obi Hall, Toscana, Italy.
Before that, he had lost to Anthony Yigit on 2nd December 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Leicester Arena, Leicestershire, United Kingdom.
He had drawn with Tyrone Nurse on 22nd April 2017 by unanimous decision in the 12th round in their BBBOC British Super Lightweight championship fight at Leicester Arena, Leicester.
Maxwell's last 4 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5 rounds on average.
Hughes' last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 9 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 60 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 12 rounds on average.
What time did Maxwell vs Hughes start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 8:00 PM BST at BT Sport Studio, London, United Kingdom, which was 3:00 PM EST or 12:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Maxwell vs Hughes?
Maxwell vs Hughes was broadcast on BT Sport 1 in the UK.
What were the odds on Maxwell vs Hughes?
Sam Maxwell was a 57/100 (-180) favourite going into the contest, while Joe Hughes made his way into the ring at 3/2 (+150) with oddsmakers.