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Who won Murray vs N’Dam?
Hassan N’Dam beat Martin Murray by majority decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 22nd December 2018 at Manchester Arena in Manchester.
The scorecards were announced as 114-114, 112-117, 112-116 in favor of winner Hassan N’Dam.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 160 pounds (11.4 stone or 72.6 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Josh Warrington beating Carl Frampton for the IBF World Featherweight championship. Also, on the undercard Nathan Gorman beat Razvan Cojanu, Liam Williams defeated Mark Heffron for the BBBOC British Middleweight title, Michael Conlan was victorious over Jason Cunningham and Billy Joe Saunders beat Charles Adamu.
Murray vs N’Dam stats
Martin Murray stepped into the ring with a record of 37 wins, 4 loses and 1 draw, 17 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Hassan N’Dam made his way to the ring with a record of 36 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 21 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested N'Dam had advantage in power over Murray, with a 58% knock out percentage over Murray's 46%.
Martin Murray was the older man by 1 year, at 39 years old.
Murray had a height advantage of 1 inch over N'Dam.
Both Martin Murray & Hassan N’Dam fought out of an orthodox stance.
Murray was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2007, 2 year and 9 months later than N'Dam, whose first professional fight was in 2004. He had fought 3 less professional rounds, 308 to N'Dam's 311.
Martin Murray went into the fight ranked number 2 by the WBC, 7 by the WBO and 11 by the IBF at middleweight.
Murray vs N’Dam form
Martin Murray had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Roberto Garcia on 23rd June 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had beat Gabriel Rosado on 22nd April 2017 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at Echo Arena, Liverpool.
Going into that contest, he had won against Gabriel Rosado on 22nd April 2017 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at Echo Arena, Merseyside.
Before that, he had beat Nuhu Lawal on 12th November 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Salle des Étoiles, Monte Carlo, Monaco.
He had been beaten by George Groves on 25th June 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
N'Dam had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Ryota Murata on 22nd October 2017 by unanimous decision in the 7th round in their WBA World Middleweight championship fight at Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan.
Previous to that, he had defeated Ryota Murata on 20th May 2017 by split decision in their WBA World Middleweight championship fight at Ariake Colosseum, Tokyo.
Going into that contest, he had won against Alfonso Blanco on 17th December 2016 by knockout in the 1st round in their WBA Interim World Middleweight championship fight at Stade de l’Est, Saint-Denis, France.
Before that, he had defeated Tomasz Gargula on 30th July 2016 by technical knockout in the 7th round at La Palestre, Le Cannet.
He had beat Robert Swierzbinski on 27th May 2016 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Cirque d'Hiver, Paris.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Martin Murray had been fighting more than Hassan N’Dam.
Going to this contest, Martin Murray had last fought 4 years, 1 month and 24 days ago, while Hassan N’Dam's last outing had been 4 years, 9 months and 25 days ago.
Murray's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 1 month and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 60 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 12 rounds on average.
N'Dam's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 2 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 29 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.8 rounds on average.
What time did Murray vs N’Dam start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 8:00 PM GMT at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom, which was 3:00 PM EST or 12:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
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What were the odds on Murray vs N’Dam?
Martin Murray was a 59/100 (-169) favourite going into the contest, while Hassan N’Dam made his way into the ring at 7/5 (+140) with oddsmakers.