Tape rankings @ Cruiserweight
Who won McCarthy vs Laggoune?
Tommy McCarthy beat Bilal Laggoune by majority decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 31st October 2020 at Wembley (SSE) Arena in London.
The scorecards were announced as 116-112, 116-113, 114-114 in favor of winner Tommy McCarthy.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Cruiserweight division, which meant the weight limit was 200 pounds (14.3 stone or 90.7 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Dereck Chisora losing to Oleksandr Usyk. Also, on the undercard Lee Selby lost to George Kambosos Jnr for the IBF World Lightweight belt and Savannah Marshall defeated Hannah Rankin.
McCarthy vs Laggoune stats
Tommy McCarthy stepped into the ring with a record of 16 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Bilal Laggoune made his way to the ring with a record of 25 wins, 1 loss and 2 draws, with 14 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Laggoune had a slight advantage in power over McCarthy, with a 56% knock out percentage over McCarthy's 50%.
Tommy McCarthy was the older man by 2 years, at 31 years old.
Both Tommy McCarthy & Bilal Laggoune fought out of an orthodox stance.
McCarthy was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 10 less fights, and made his debut in 2014, 2 year and 7 months later than Laggoune, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 42 less professional rounds, 138 to Laggoune's 180.
Bilal Laggoune was ranked number 7 by the IBF in the 200lb division.
McCarthy vs Laggoune form
Tommy McCarthy had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Richard Riakporhe on 2nd March 2019 by technical knockout in the 4th round at East of England Arena, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Matty Askin on 19th November 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Victoria Warehouse, Trafford Road, Manchester.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Matty Askin on 19th November 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Victoria Warehouse, Trafford Road, Lancashire.
Before that, he had beat JonLewis Dickinson on 28th May 2016 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at The SSE Hydro, Glasgow.
He had won against Vladimir Reznicek on 12th December 2015 by points in the 6th round at Hilton Hotel, Blackpool.
McCarthy's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 8 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 44 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.8 rounds on average.
What time did McCarthy vs Laggoune start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 7:30 PM GMT at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London, United Kingdom, which was 3:30 PM EST or 12:30 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
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What were the odds on McCarthy vs Laggoune?
Tommy McCarthy was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Bilal Laggoune made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.