Merhy vs Szello Info
Ryad Merhy beat Imre Szello by knockout in the 7th round on Saturday 19th October 2019 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 Szello stats
Ryad Merhy stepped into the ring with a record of 28 wins, 1 loss and draws, 23 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Imre Szello made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 24 wins and draws, with 16 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Merhy had advantage in power over Szello, with a 82% knock out percentage over Szello's 67%.
Ryad Merhy was the younger man by 10 years, at 27 years old.
Both Ryad Merhy & Imre Szello fought out of an orthodox stance.
Merhy was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 5 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 11 months earlier than Szello, who’s first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 2 more professional rounds, 144 to Szello's 142.
Ryad Merhy went into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBA in the 200lb division.
Imre Szello was ranked number 4 by the WBA in the 200lb division.
Merhy vs Szello form
Merhy had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Cesar David Crenz on 4th May 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round at Spiroudome Arena, Hainaut, Belgium.
Previous to that, he had defeated Samuel Clarkson on 15th December 2018 by knockout in the 4th round at Spiroudome Arena, Hainaut.
Going into that contest, he had beat Demetrius Banks on 20th October 2018 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Country Hall de Liège, Liege.
Before that, he had won against Soso Abuladze on 29th June 2018 by knockout in the 6th round at Belleheide Center, Oost-Vlaanderen.
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 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year 1 month and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 32 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.4 rounds on average.
Szello's 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.
What time did Merhy vs Szello start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 pm UTC at Spiroudome Arena, Hainaut, Belgium, which was 5:00 pm EST or 2:00 pm PST on the West Coast of America, or 10:00 pm BST in the UK.