Merhy vs Clarkson Info
Ryad Merhy beat Samuel Clarkson by knockout in the 4th round on Saturday 15th December 2018 at Spiroudome Arena in Hainaut.
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).
Merhy vs Clarkson stats
Ryad Merhy stepped into the ring with a record of 26 wins, 1 loss and draws, 21 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Samuel Clarkson made his way to the ring with a record of 21 wins, 4 loses and draws, with 14 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Merhy had advantage in power over Clarkson, with a 81% knock out percentage over Clarkson's 67%.
Ryad Merhy was the younger man by 2 years, at 28 years old.
Ryad Merhy fought out of the orthodox stance, while Samuel Clarkson was a southpaw.
Merhy was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 2 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 1 year and 10 months later than Clarkson, who’s first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 54 more professional rounds, 144 to Clarkson's 90.
Merhy vs Clarkson form
Merhy had beaten 2 of his last 3 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Demetrius Banks on 20th October 2018 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Country Hall de Liège, Liege, Belgium.
Previous to that, he had defeated Soso Abuladze on 29th June 2018 by knockout in the 6th round at Belleheide Center, Oost-Vlaanderen.
Going into that contest, 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.
Clarkson had lost to all of his last 1 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Dmitry Bivol on 14th April 2017 by technical knockout in the 4th round in their WBA Interim World Light heavyweight championship fight at MGM National Harbor, Maryland, USA.
Merhy's last 3 fights had come over a period of 6 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 month and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 25 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.3 rounds on average.