Spiroudome Arena, Hainaut, Belgium
Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Cruiserweight
Who won Merhy vs Szello?
Ryad Merhy beat Imre Szello by knockout in the 7th round on Saturday 19th October 2019 at Spiroudome Arena in Hainaut.
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).
Merhy vs Szello stats
Ryad Merhy stepped into the ring with a record of 28 wins, 1 loss and 0 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 0 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 9 years, at 30 years old.
Szello had a height advantage of 2 inches over Merhy.
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, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 10 more professional rounds, 152 to Szello's 142.
Ryad Merhy went into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBA at cruiserweight.
Imre Szello was ranked number 4 by the WBA in the 200lb division.
Merhy's last 4 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 10 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 29 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.3 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.
What were the odds on Merhy vs Szello?
Ryad Merhy was a 13/100 (-770) favourite going into the contest, while Imre Szello made his way into the ring at 21/5 (+420) with oddsmakers.