Merhy vs Banks Info
Ryad Merhy beat Demetrius Banks by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest on Saturday 20th October 2018 at Country Hall de Liège in Liege.
The scorecards were announced as 79-74, 80-73, 80-73 in favor of winner Ryad Merhy.
The fight took place over rounds in the Cruiserweight division, which meant the weight limit was 200 pounds (14.3 stone or 90.7 KG).
This was of the World Boxing Super Series.
Merhy vs Banks stats
Ryad Merhy stepped into the ring with a record of 25 wins, 1 loss and draws, 21 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Demetrius Banks made his way to the ring with a record of 10 wins, 5 loses and draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Merhy had a massive power advantage over Banks, boosting at 84% knock out percentage over Banks' 50%.
Ryad Merhy was the younger man by 12 years, at 27 years old.
Both Ryad Merhy & Demetrius Banks fought out of an orthodox stance.
Merhy was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 11 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 1 year and 3 months later than Banks, who’s first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 33 more professional rounds, 144 to Banks' 111.
Merhy vs Banks form
Ryad Merhy had stopped 1 of his last 2 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Soso Abuladze on 29th June 2018 by knockout in the 6th round at Belleheide Center, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Arsen Goulamirian on 24th March 2018 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBA World Cruiserweight championship fight at Palais des Sports, Bouches-du-Rhône, France.
Merhy's last 2 fights had come over a period of 3 months and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.5 rounds on average.
Banks' last 0 fights had come over a period of , meaning he had been fighting on average every . In those fights, he fought a total of rounds, meaning that they had lasted 0 rounds on average.