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Gavin McDonnell vs Stuart Hall report
Who won McDonnell vs Hall?
Gavin McDonnell beat Stuart Hall by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 16th June 2018 at Metro Radio Arena in Tyne and Wear.
The scorecards were announced as 115-113, 117-111, 117-111 in favor of winner Gavin McDonnell.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 122 pounds (8.7 stone or 55.3 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Lewis Ritson beating Paul Hyland Jnr for the BBBOC British Lightweight championship. Also, on the undercard Josh Kelly beat Kris George for the CBC Commonwealth Welterweight belt and Charlie Edwards defeated Anthony Nelson.
McDonnell vs Hall stats
Gavin McDonnell stepped into the ring with a record of 19 wins, 1 loss and 2 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Stuart Hall made his way to the ring with a record of 21 wins, 6 loses and 2 draws, with 7 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Hall had a slight advantage in power over McDonnell, with a 33% knock out percentage over McDonnell's 26%.
Gavin McDonnell was the younger man by 6 years, at 37 years old.
McDonnell had a height advantage of 2 inches over Hall.
Both Gavin McDonnell & Stuart Hall fought out of an orthodox stance.
McDonnell was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 7 less fights, and made his debut in 2010, 2 year and 7 months later than Hall, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 244 less professional rounds, 0 to Hall's 244.
Gavin McDonnell went into the fight ranked number 4 by the WBA, 3 by the WBC and 11 by the IBF at super bantamweight.
McDonnell vs Hall form
Gavin McDonnell had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Gamal Yafai on 3rd March 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Rey Vargas on 25th February 2017 by majority decision in their WBC World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Ice Arena, Hull.
Going into that contest, he had won against Jorge Sanchez on 27th February 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
Before that, he had beat Jeremy Parodi on 24th October 2015 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Sheffield Arena, Sheffield.
He had defeated Oleksandr Yegorov on 28th March 2015 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Sheffield Arena, Sheffield.
Stuart Hall had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Paul Butler on 30th September 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had lost to Lee Haskins on 10th September 2016 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Bantamweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London.
Going into that contest, he had won against Rodrigo Guerrero on 16th April 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at First Direct Arena, Leeds.
Before that, he had defeated Elvis Guillen on 21st November 2015 by points in the 8th round at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
He had beat Arnoldo Solano on 5th September 2015 by points in the 6th round at First Direct Arena, Leeds.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Stuart Hall had been fighting more than Gavin McDonnell.
Going to this contest, Gavin McDonnell had last fought 5 years, 3 months and 4 days ago, while Stuart Hall's last outing had been 5 years, 8 months and 8 days ago.
McDonnell's last 5 fights had come over a period of 8 years, 2 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 7 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 60 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 12 rounds on average.
Hall's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 9 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 6 months and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 50 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10 rounds on average.
What time did McDonnell vs Hall start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 8:00 PM BST at Metro Radio Arena, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom, which was 3:00 PM EST or 12:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast McDonnell vs Hall?
McDonnell vs Hall was broadcast on Sky Sports Action in the UK.
What were the odds on McDonnell vs Hall?
Gavin McDonnell was a 2/25 (-1200) favourite going into the contest, while Stuart Hall made his way into the ring at 6/1 (+600) with oddsmakers.
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